John Zachariah Kiernander
Johann "John" Zachariah Kiernander
|Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge Missionary|
29 September 1758 – 1787
|Born||1 December 1710|
|Died||10 May 1799 (aged 88)|
|Spouse(s)||?, ?, Ann Wolley|
|Children||Robert William Kiernander|
|Alma mater||Franckesche Stiftungen|
John Zachariah Kiernander (1711–1799), also known as Johann Zacharias Kiernander, was a Swedish Lutheran missionary in India.
He was the first Protestant Missionary to establish a base in Bengal. He built the Old Mission Church in Calcutta and founded one of the first printing presses in Calcutta. In 1781, he accused James Augustus Hicky, the editor and publisher of Hicky's Bengal Gazette of libel. He won the trial. He is the author of The Trial and Conviction of James Augustus Hicky.
- Edward Cave; John Nichols (1824). The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Edw. Cave. pp. 105–10.
- Media related to Old Mission Church, Calcutta at Wikimedia Commons