Famous 18th Century Pastors

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Edward Everett
(Former American senator)
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Birthdate: April 11, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: January 15, 1865

Edward Everett was an American politician, diplomat, educator, pastor, and orator. Widely regarded as one of the great orators of the Civil War and antebellum eras, Everett is remembered for his two-hour speech at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg in 1863, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his popular Gettysburg Address. Edward Everett also taught ancient Greek literature at Harvard University.

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Lyman Beecher
(Clergyman)
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Birthdate: October 12, 1775
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: January 10, 1863

Known for his stance against alcoholism, publishing six time-honored sermons on it, Presbyterian minister Lyman Beecher also worked for women’s education. An active participant in theological controversies, adhering to the New School Presbyterian branch of schism, he was once tried for heresy. However, he is equally remembered for fathering thirteen children, seven of whom earned distinction in their chosen field.

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Robert Morrison
(Scottish Protestant Missionary Preacher)
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Birthdate: January 5, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 1, 1834

Better known as the pioneer of Protestant missionary work in China, Robert Morrison was the first missionary from the London Missionary Society to visit China. Apart from translating the Bible into Chinese, he also enriched Anglo-Chinese literature with his dictionaries and books on Chinese grammar.

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Kristijonas Donelaitis
(Best Known as the Author of the Poem 'The Seasons', a Classic Work of Lithuanian Literature)
Kristijonas Donelaitis
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Birthdate: January 1, 1714
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gumbinnen, Russia
Died: February 18, 1780

Prussian Lithuanian poet Kristijonas Donelaitis had mastered theology and classical languages and also served as a pastor of Tolmingkehmen. His best-known work, Metai, or The Seasons, was penned in hexameters, a style never used before in Lithuanian verse. He had also written Lithuanian fables based on Aesop's Fables.

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J. F. Oberlin
(Pastor)
J. F. Oberlin
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Birthdate: August 31, 1740
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: June 1, 1826
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Edward Taylor
(One of the Finest Literary Artists of Colonial America)
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Birthdate: 1642 AD
Birthplace: Coventry, England
Died: June 29, 1729

Edward Taylor was a colonial American poet, physician, and pastor. His poetry, which has been characterized as Metaphysical, remained unpublished for 200 years. However, after its publication, Taylor's work has established him as one of the greatest writers of his generation. Edward Taylor’s works have been compared to the works of Baroque poets like Francisco de Quevedo and Giambattista Marino.

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Samuel Simon Schmucker
(Theologian)
Samuel Simon Schmucker
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Birthdate: February 28, 1799
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Died: July 26, 1873

Samuel Simon Schmucker was a theologian and Lutheran pastor. He played a key role in the founding of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg as well as Gettysburg College. He also played a major role in the founding of the Evangelical Lutheran General Synod of the United States of America. He was also well-known for his efforts as an abolitionist.

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Jean Senebier
(Pastor)
Jean Senebier
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Birthdate: May 6, 1742
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 22, 1809
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Robert Hall
(Minister)
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Birthdate: May 2, 1764
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arnesby, England
Died: February 21, 1831
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Antoine Court de Gébelin
(Pastor)
Antoine Court de Gébelin
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Birthdate: 1719 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 10, 1784
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John Jones
(Lexicographer)
John Jones
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Birthdate: 1766 AD
Birthplace: Llandovery, Wales
Died: January 10, 1827
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Thomas Gillespie
(Minister)
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Birthdate: 1708 AD
Birthplace: Clearburn, Scotland
Died: January 19, 1774