1758–1836

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 12, 1758, Ful­neck, York­shire, Eng­land.

Died: May 6, 1836, Li­ver­pool, Eng­land.

Buried: Fair­field Mo­ra­vi­an Set­tle­ment.

Biography

Christian was the son of Ben­ja­min La­trobe, and fa­ther of Pe­ter La­trobe.

Re­mem­bered as a cler­gy­man, mu­si­cian, and com­pos­er, he was ed­u­cat­ed 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 (six vol­umes, 1806–26).

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