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Philippus Baldaeus
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Philippus Baldaeus was born in 1632 (see de Jong, Afgoderye, Introduction), although the year 1629 is often cited. He studied at the University of Groningen from 1649 to 1650, then at Leiden, and afterwards applied for missionary work in the East Indies. He was required to take lessons in Malay, and in September 1654 he was ordained and assigned to Formosa, though when he arriv…

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Joosse, Leendert Jan, “Philippus Baldaeus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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