Jean de Brébeuf

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Born: 25 March 1593

Died: 16 March 1649


Jean de Brébeuf became a Jesuit in 1617, and in 1625 founded a mission at Ihonatiria on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, in Ontario, Canada. Despite fierce opposition from some aboriginals, he continued to preach, and made a number of aboriginal converts. Martyred in what is now Ontario in 1649.

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