Born on 24th of January 1814
Died on 20th of June 1883
Born 1814. Died 1883 - English clergyman.
Studied at St John’s College, Cambridge. Became Bishop of Natal in 1853. Learned the Zulu language, translated the Prayer Book and parts of the Bible. Wrote The Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua Critically Examined (1862-79); regarded as heretical. This publication and his unpopularity due to supporting dispossessed Africans led to him being deposed in 1869.
More famous Britons here
Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Colenso?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.
4350 views since 16th February 2007
On this day: