A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

John Antes

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March 24, 1740: John Antes is born in Frederick, near Bethlehem, in the Province of Pennsylvania.
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August 29, 1757: John Antes (17) receives the Holy Communion for the first time, at the festival of the adult Brethren, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. “What a feeling of well-being I felt in my heart I am incapable of describing.” (Crews, 3)
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August 29, 1760: John Antes (20) is admitted to the Single Brethren’s Choir in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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July 5, 1762: John Antes (22) opens an instrument making shop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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July 5, 1764: John Antes (24) arrives in Marienborn from America.
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July 23, 1769: John Antes (29) is ordained at the Marienborn Synod in Germany.
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October 3, 1769: John Antes (29) departs London for the Moravian mission in Cairo.
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January 13, 1770: After several misadventures, John Antes (29) arrives in Egypt at Alexandria, on a Moravian mission from London.
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February 10, 1770: John Antes (29) finally arrives in Cairo from London as the first American-born missionary to Egypt.
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July 10, 1779: In Egypt, John Antes (39) writes to Benjamin Franklin in Paris enclosing six quartets which he has “lately composed.”
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November 15, 1779: American missionary John Antes (39) is beaten by servants of Osman Bey in Cairo and transported to prison.
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December 23, 1781: John Antes (41) departs Cairo, where he has been a Moravian missionary for the last twelve years, to return to Germany.
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May 26, 1782: American missionary John Antes (41) reaches Herrnhut from Cairo where he spent the last two years in recovery from beatings ordered by Osman Bey.
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June 25, 1786: John Antes (46) marries Susannah Crabtree in Calverly, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
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December 17, 1811: John Antes dies at his home in Bristol, United Kingdom, aged 71 years, eight months and 23 days.