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Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg
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Bartholomew Ziegenbalg

Date of Birth: 10 July 1682

Place of Birth: Pulsnitz, Germany

Date of Death: 23 February 1719

Place of Death: Tharangambadi, India


Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg was born near Dresden in Saxony in 1682. Both his parents died when he was still a young boy, but he remembered especially his mother for her piety. After completing his school education in Görlitz in 1702, he enrolled…

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Jeyaraj, Daniel, “Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <>

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