Bliss, Daniel

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Born: Aug 17, 1823 AD
Died: 1916 AD, at 92 years of age.

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.

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