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Allouez, Claude Jean

Born: 1622 AD
Died: 1689 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Missionaries


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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