Pierre Bailloquet

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Pierre Bailloquet (14 October 1612 – 7 June 1692) was a Jesuit missionary to the First Nation people of Canada.[1]

Born in France, Bailloquet entered studies with the Jesuits at eighteen and after ordination taught for some time in France. He arrived in Quebec in 1647 and spent forty-five years as a missionary from Acadia to Illinois. It was a life of great hardships and dangers. He died in his eightieth year after sixty-one years in the religious life.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monet, J. (1979) [1966]. "Bailloquet, Pierre". In Brown, George Williams. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. I (1000–1700) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Spillane, Edward Peter (1907). "Pierre Bailloquet". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company.