Nicolaus Zinzendorf

1700 - 1760

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Nikolaus Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf (26 May 1700 – 9 May 1760) was a German religious and social reformer, bishop of the Moravian Church, founder of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine, Christian mission pioneer and a major figure of 18th century Protestantism. He played a role in starting the Protestant mission movement by supporting two determined Moravian missionaries Johann Leonhard Dober and David Nitschmann to go to the Danish colony of Saint Thomas via Copenhagen to minister to the enslaved population (see Moravian slaves). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolaus Zinzendorf has received more than 246,089 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicolaus Zinzendorf is the 783rd most popular religious figure (down from 738th in 2019), the 960th most popular biography from Germany (down from 875th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Religious Figure.

Nicolaus Zinzendorf was a German religious leader who founded the Moravian Church, an evangelical Protestant denomination. He was born in 1700 and died in 1760.

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Among religious figures, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 783 out of 2,238Before him are Frederick Fleet, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Nathan Söderblom, Hemma of Gurk, and Giovanni Battista Re. After him are Vilna Gaon, Saint Malachy, Mammes of Caesarea, Haran, Rashid Rida, and Eduardo Martínez Somalo.

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Among people born in 1700, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 5Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, Baal Shem Tov, Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. After him are Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Ewald Georg von Kleist, Gerard van Swieten, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, Johann Christoph Gottsched, and Jean-Antoine Nollet. Among people deceased in 1760, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 6Before him are George II of Great Britain, Maria Amalia of Saxony, Anna Magdalena Bach, Baal Shem Tov, and Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Alaungpaya, Adrien Manglard, Christoph Graupner, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, George Clifford III, and Charlotte de Rohan.

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Among people born in Germany, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 960 out of 6,142Before him are Karl Abraham (1877), Erich Auerbach (1892), Max Wolf (1863), Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), and Julius Richard Petri (1852). After him are Ulay (1943), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), Harald Quandt (1921), Lothar von Richthofen (1894), and Nastassja Kinski (1961).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Nicolaus Zinzendorf ranks 22Before him are Margot Frank (1926), Gertrude the Great (1256), Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), and Bruno of Querfurt (970). After him are Conrad Schumann (1942), Barbara Blomberg (1527), Killing of Peter Fechter (1944), Severinus of Noricum (410), Gotthard of Hildesheim (960), and Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744).