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Carel Poensen
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Date of Birth: 9 May 1836

Place of Birth: Amsterdam

Date of Death: 6 February 1919

Place of Death: The Hague


After briefly training to become a decorator, Carel Poensen entered the seminary of the Dutch Missionary Society (Nederlandsch Zendelinggenootschap, NZG) in Rotterdam in 1855, and he left the Netherlands five years later to work as a missionary in the Dutch Indies. He was assigned to the district of K…

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Kruithof, Maryse, “Carel Poensen”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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