1622 - Claude Jean Allouez was born in Saint-Didier-en-Velay on June 6, 1622.
1639 - He graduated from the College of Le Puy and became a Jesuit novitiate in Toulouse, France.
1655 - He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church.
1658 - He arrive in Quebec where he began a study of the Wyandot and Anishinaabe languages.
1660 - He became the superior of the mission at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
1663 - He was named vicar general of a part of the diocese of Quebec.
1667-1669 - He made a missionary tour of the Western missions and served as a missionary to the Potawatomi Indians in Wisconsin.
1671 - He founded the St. Francis Xavier Mission.
1677 - He arrived at Kaskaskia, Illonois.
1689 - He died on August 28, 1689 and buried in Niles.
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