Born: March 15, 1794, Za­roy, Po­land (near Grod­no, now Hrod­na, Bel­a­rus).

Died: May 31, 1874, Ba­sel, Swit­zer­land.


Zaremba was the son of a Rus­sian of­fi­cer of Po­lish des­cent. Or­phaned in 1803, he was adopt­ed by an un­cle.

In 1811, he be­gan stu­dy­ing po­li­tics and his­to­ry at Uni­ver­si­ty of Dor­pat (now the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tar­tu, Es­ton­ia). He lat­er stu­died at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mos­cow, but changed his ca­reer plans, de­cid­ing on re­li­gious work.

In 1818, he en­rolled in the Mis­sion School in Ba­sel, Swit­zer­land. In Ju­ly 1821, he was sent as a mis­sion­ary to the Rus­sian Em­pire. He worked in the Cau­ca­sus 1822–38, found­ing an Ar­me­ni­an school at Şu­şa, near Ar­a­rat.

Zaremba re­turned to Basel in 1838, but went back to the Cau­ca­sus the next year. He worked as a tra­vel­ing preach­er un­til 1859, when he re­turned to Swit­zer­land, where he lived the rest of his life.

In Swit­zer­land, Za­rem­ba worked on the mis­sion­ary news­pa­per Der Heid­en­bote.




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