Hans Adolph Brorson

BRORSON, Hans Adolph. b. 20 June 1694; d. 3 June 1764. Born at Randerup in the Danish part of West Schleswig, where his father Broder Broderson was vicar. He was educated at the Cathedral School of Ribe (1709-1712) and from 1712 at the University of Copenhagen, where he graduated as Master of Theology in 1721. From 1716 to 1721 Brorson was back in West Schleswig, most of the time as private tutor at the family of one of his uncles in Løgumkloster. Here he became acquainted with the Lutheran Pietism which he adopted and adhered to for the rest of his life. In 1721 Brorson became vicar at Randerup, succeeding his step-father Oluf Holbech, whom his mother had married in 1704 after the death of...

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