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Bliss, Daniel

Born: 1823 AD
Died: 1916 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Missionaries

1823 – Born on the 17th of August in Vermont, one of the seven children of Loomis and Susanna Farwell Bliss.


1848 – Graduated at Kingsville Academy.


         – He was admitted upon examination to the freshman class at Amherst College, Massachusetts.


1852-1855 – Attended Andover Seminary in preparation for the ministry and foreign missions.


         – On October 17, he was ordained at Amherst, and in November was married to Abby Maria Wood.


1855 – Received appointment by the American Board and being assigned to Syria


1858 – Bliss were in charge of the Girls’ Boarding School in Suq al-Gharb.


         – He preached his first Arabic sermon on 12th of December.


1862 – First president of Syrian Protestant College (now the American University) of Beirut.


1902 – Resigned, being succeeded by his second son, Dr. Howard Bliss.


1916 – Daniel Bliss died on 27th of July.