Wolff, Joseph

(1795-1862)
   German missionary. He was born in Weilersbach, Bavaria. He converted to Catholicism in 1812, but later he joined the Anglican Church, serving as a vicar in England. He travelled as a missionary to the Jews in Palestine, Kurdistan, Mesopotamia, Turkey, Persia, Khursasan, Bukhara, India, Yemen, Abyssinia, and various European countries.

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