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Beckx, Pierre Jean

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Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1887 AD, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Clergymen

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1795 - Born on the 8th of February in Sichem, Belgium. 1819 - He was ordained as a priest and appointed to a little parish near Brussels.        - Resigned and entered the Society of Jesus at Hildesheim, Hanover. 1825 - He was appointed to this duty, and went to live in Köthen. 1830 - He went to live in Vienna where he was the only Jesuit for many years.        - Called to Rome and sent on missions to Lombardy, Hungary, and Bavaria. 1843 - He was the author of the often-translated Der Monat Maria (Month of Mary (Vienna). 1847 - Procurator for the province of Austria. 1848 - Became rector of the Jesuit college at Leuven. 1852 - Provincial of Austria and reintroduced the Jesuits to Innsbruck, Linz, and Lvov. 1853 - General of Society of Jesus. 1887 - He died on 4th of March.      

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