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Abeel, David

David M. Stowe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1072 words.

Abeel, David (12 June 1804–03 September 1846), missionary, was born at New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of Captain David Abeel, a U.S. naval officer, and Jane Hassert. At age fifteen he...

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Abel, Charles William

David Wetherell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1323 words.

Abel, Charles William (1862–1930), missionary, was born at 509 Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London, on 25 September 1862, the youngest of three sons of William Edward Abel, a cashier at...

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Adalbert [St Adalbert, Adalbert Levita]

Marios Costambeys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; Christianity. 770 words.

Adalbert [St Adalbert, Adalbert Levita] (supp. fl. early 8th cent.), missionary, is associated with Willibrord and venerated at Egmont, near Alkmaar in the Netherlands. He...

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Adams, William

Gardiner H. Shattuck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Religion and Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 767 words.

Adams, William (25 January 1807–31 August 1880), minister and seminary president, was born in Colchester, Connecticut, the son of John Adams, an educator, and Elizabeth Ripley. Adams grew...

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Adger, John Bailey

T. Erskine Clarke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion and Education. 560 words.

Adger, John Bailey (13 December 1810–03 January 1899), Presbyterian missionary and seminary professor, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of James Adger, a merchant and banker,...

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Áedán [St Áedán, Aidan]

Henry Mayr-Harting.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Religion and Education; Christianity. 1193 words.

Áedán [St Áedán, Aidan] (d. 651), missionary and bishop, was an Irish monk of Iona. All that is known about him comes from Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, completed in 731. King Oswald of...

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Allen, Roland

Gerald Studdert-Kennedy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1088 words.

Allen, Roland (1868–1947), missionary and theologian, was born at 104 Friargate, Derby, on 29 December 1868, third son in the family of five sons and two daughters of Charles Fletcher Allen...

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Allen, Young John William

Adrian A. Bennett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Religion and Education; Education. 1148 words.

Allen, Young John William (03 January 1836–30 May 1907), missionary, educator, and journalist in China, was born in Burke County, Georgia, the son of Andrew Young John Allen and Jane...

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Altham, John

Michael Graham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 587 words.

Altham, John (1589–05 November 1640), Jesuit priest and missionary, who accompanied the first colonists to Maryland in 1634. Few sources exist through which a biography might be...

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Anderson, David Lawrence

Jessie Gregory Lutz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Religion and Education. 1122 words.

Anderson, David Lawrence (04 February 1850–16 March 1911), China missionary and first president of Suzhou University, was born in Summerhill, South Carolina, the son of James Harkins...

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