February 12, 1758, Fulneck, Yorkshire, England.
May 6, 1836, Liverpool, England.
Eldest son of Benjamin Latrobe, Christian was an English clergyman, musician, and composer. He was educated at in England, and at the Moravian Brethren’s College, Niesky, Silesia. Taking orders in the Moravian church, he became in 1784 secretary of their Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, and in 1795 secretary to the Unity of the Brethren in England. He wrote a number of works for the Moravian church, and edited the Selection of Sacred Music in six volumes (1806–26). Peter Latrobe was his son.
Latrobe’s burial place