Egede

Egede

Egede, Hans, 1686-1758, Norwegian Lutheran missionary, called the Apostle of Greenland. He went to Greenland in 1721 and, with the support of the Danish government, founded a mission for the Eskimo. He also helped to initiate trade between Denmark and Greenland. He returned to Copenhagen in 1736 to become principal of a seminary that trained missionaries for Greenland. His son, Paul Egede, 1708-89, also a missionary to Greenland, completed a translation of the New Testament for use by the Eskimo.
Egede is a hamlet in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is located in the municipality of Hellendoorn, about 9 km north of the town of Nijverdal.

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