Krantz (or Cranz), David

Krantz (Or Cranz), David a Moravian historian, was born at Neugarten, Pomerania, in 1723. In his youth hle was master of a school at Herrnhut; he became secretary to count Zinzendorf in 1747, was afterwards sent on a literary mission to Greenland, where he was eminently successful in collecting historical information. He returned in 1762, and became pastor of the church at Rixdorf, near Berlin, in 1766. He died at Gnadenburg, in Silesia, in 1777. Iis principal works are The History of Greenland, and of the mission of the United Brethren (transl. Lond. 1820,2 vols. 8vo): — The ancient and modern History of the Brethren (Lond. 1780, 8vo). — Darling, Cycl. Bibl. s.v.

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