Source: SPCK Missionaries 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: DAVID ROSEN was born at Ebeltoft in Denmark in 1791, and was educated at Copenhagen. He was ordained by the Bishop of Zealand in 1818; was accepted by the S.P.C.K. in 1819, and arrived at Madras the same year. He began his missionary work at Trichinopoly, where he remained till 1824. He was then placed in charge of the mission at Cuddalore, and remained there till 1829. He was then sent to Palamcottah, and remained there till he was appointed head of a Danish colonisation scheme in the Nicobar Islands. He was accepted by the S.P.G. on the recommendation of Bishop Wilson of Calcutta, and was sent to Mudulur in 1834; he returned to Europe sick in 1838, and was granted an allowance of 100 by the S.P.G. during his sickness. He was appointed Pastor of a parish in Zealand, and died in 1862.