1697–1770

Introduction

Born: Sep­tem­ber 12, 1697, Ba­sel, Swit­zer­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 10, 1770, Mut­tenz, Swit­zer­land.

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St. Arbogast Church
Muttenz, Switzerland

Biography

Annoni’s an­ces­tors fled the val­ley of the Ta­na­ro in Pied­mont, south of Mi­lan, for re­li­gious rea­sons. Af­ter stu­dy­ing the­o­lo­gy at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ba­sel, he be­came a tu­tor in Schaff­hau­sen.

He tra­veled through Swit­zer­land (1729, 1730–31), Ger­ma­ny (1732–33, 1736) and Hol­land (1736), where which he met lead­ing Pi­e­tists.

He be­came pas­tor in Wal­de­nburg in 1740, and in Mut­tenz in 1747.

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