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Schmidt, Daniel Heinrichlocked

(b Strelitz, Prussia [now Germany], 1741; d Cape Town, Dec 29, 1811).
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South African silversmith of German birth. In 1768 he arrived at Cape Town, where he worked as sword-cutler in the service of the Dutch East India Company until 1778. The following year he started his own business. He was the most accomplished of the Cape silversmiths and the first to introduce the ...

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