Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jean-Baptiste de La Salle

French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

Date of Birth: 30-Apr-1651

Place of Birth: Reims, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 07-Apr-1719

Profession: Catholic priest, theologian

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Jean-Baptiste de La Salle

  • Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (April 30, 1651 – April 7, 1719) was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
  • He is a saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint for teachers of youth.
  • He is referred to both as La Salle and as De La Salle. La Salle dedicated much of his life to the education of poor children in France; in doing so, he started many lasting educational practices.
  • He is considered the founder of the first Catholic schools.

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