Heinrich Vieter

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Heinrich Vieter

Heinrich Vieter was a German Pallottine missionary to the German colony of Kamerun. Vieter arrived in Douala with seven other members of the mission on 25 October 1890.[1] Over the next 13 years, Vieter led the Pallottines as they opened missions and schools across the territory.[2] He befriended the young Ntsama Atangana at the mission school in Kribi; Atangana would later gift the Pallottines with land in Jaunde.[3] When a Bulu leader Martin-Paul Samba was sentenced to death for treason against Germany in 1914, Vieter appealed for a stay, but his requests were ignored.[4]


  1. ^ Ngoh 92.
  2. ^ Ngoh 92–3.
  3. ^ Nde.
  4. ^ Ngoh 115.


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