Antes, John

Antes, John a missionary of the Moravian Church, was born March 4, 1740. He was sent from this country to Herrnhut, in Germany, in 1764. Five years after, he went as far as Cairo, in Egypt, with the purpose of engaging in missionary work in Abyssinia, but was induced, for what he deemed good reasons, to abandon his undertaking. Subsequently he returned to Germany, where he remained for some, time, and then, in 1808, he went to England, where he died, in the city of Bristol, Dec. 17, 1811. He was the author of a work entitled Observations on the Manners of the Egyptians. He wrote also a Memoir of his own life. See Allen, American Biographies s.v. (J. C. S.)

 
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