David Brainerd

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Birthday
20, 1718
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Oct 9, 1747 (29)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1718
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Oct 9, 1747 (29)

About

Christian missionary who had a ministry among the Native Americans in New Jersey, and dedicated much of his life to their education.

Before Fame

He was expelled from Yale University before turning to missionary work.

Trivia

His expulsion from Yale inspired disgruntled Presbyterians of New York and New Jersey to found the College of New Jersey, which eventually became Princeton.

Family Life

He was orphaned when he was 14 years old.

Associated With

He and Pierre Jean Desmet were Christian missionaries.