Dober, Leonhard Johann

Dober, Leonhard Johann, a Moravian missionary, was born in 1706 at Münchsroth. He went to Herrnhut in 1725, and in 1732 was sent as first Moravian missionary to the negroes of St. Thomas. He returned in 1735; became general elder of the congregation; labored for some time for the conversion of the Jews in Amsterdam; and in 1741 resigned his office as general elder, which at the London Conference of September 16,1741, was transferred to Christ himself. In 1747 he became bishop of the Moravians. He died in 1766. He is the author of many hymns in the Moravian Hymn-book.

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