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Christian Gottlob Barth

BARTH, Christian Gottlob. b. Stuttgart, 31 July 1799; d. Calw, 12 November 1862. He was educated at the Gymnasium at Stuttgart, followed by the University of Tübingen (1817-21). He became assistant at Neckarweihingen and Dornham (1821-22), curate at Effringen and Schönbrunn (1822-24), and pastor at Möttlingen, near Calw, Württemberg (1824-38). In 1838 he resigned his living and went to live at Calw in order to devote more time to writing and missionary work until his death. Barth translated Reginald Heber*’s ‘From Greenland’s icy mountains’* into German (‘Von Grönlands eisgen Zinken,/ Chinas Korallenstrand’), and missionary work was the most important element in his life and ministry...

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