Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769), a pious mystic of the eighteenth century, was born in Mörs, Germany. He was apprenticed as a young man to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He purchased a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years.
Johann Gutenberg (c. 1400-1468) was the inventor of movable type and the father of modern printing.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a master organist and composer. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany to a family of noted musicians.
Winfrid Boniface (680-755), the apostle of Germany, was born in Devonshire, England and became a monk after studying grammar and theology at Exeter. For a time he was a missionary to Frisia, an area comprised mostly of the modern Netherlands.