Francke, Theophil August

Francke, Theophil August son of Asgust Hermann Francke, was born at Halle March 21, 1696, and died September 2, 1769. In 1720 he was made pastor of the House of Correction in Halle, in 1723 adjunct to the faculty of theology, and in 1727 succeeded his father as diocesan inspector and a director in the Orphan House and paedagogium, and subsequently became archdeacon and consistorial counsellor to the king of Prussia. He was the editor of several works, and wrote introductions to Niekamp's Missions-Geschichte and the Canstein Bibel,.and published a continuation of the memoirs of Danish missionaries in the East Indies. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 18:572.

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