Johann Ludwig Konrad Allendorf

ALLENDORF, Johann Ludwig Konrad. b. Josbach, near Marburg, 9 Feb 1693; d. Halle, 3 June 1773. He was the son of a pastor. He studied theology at the University of Giessen (1711-13) and then at Halle under August Hermann Francke*, where he was awakened to the power of religion by the force of the Pietist movement and its practical Christianity. His first appointment was as the private tutor of the family of Count Henckel in Oderberg, Upper Silesia (1717-23), followed by the same post with Count Erdmann von Promnitz at Sorau in Lower Lausitz (now Zary in Poland). In 1724 he was appointed Lutheran preacher at the court of the reformed prince August Ludwig von Anhalt- Köthen, where he remained...

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