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Jacob Ade Ajayi, Anglican, Nigeria

Dates: 1929 to 2014

Jacob Ade Ajayi, who died at age 85 in 2014, was a pioneer in the study of indigenous African history. He authored major works in African Christian history including Christian Missions in Nigeria 1841-1891 (1964) and A Patriot to the Core (2001), a biography of the first African bishop in the Anglican Church, Samuel Ajayi Crowther.

Read his obituary (external website)