Jean de Brébeuf, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean de Brébeuf

Jesuit missionary and martyr

Date of Birth: 25-Mar-1593

Place of Birth: Normandy, France

Date of Death: 16-Mar-1649

Profession: missionary, presbyter, Jesuit

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Jean de Brébeuf

  • Saint Jean de Brébeuf (French: [??~ d? b?e.bœf]) (25 March 1593 – 16 March 1649) was a French Jesuit missionary who travelled to New France (Canada) in 1625.
  • There he worked primarily with the Huron (Wyandot people) for the rest of his life, except for a few years in France from 1629 to 1633.
  • He learned their language and culture, writing extensively about each to aid other missionaries. In 1649, Brébeuf and another missionary were captured when an Iroquois raid took over a Huron village (referred to in French as St.
  • Louis).
  • Together with Huron captives, the missionaries were ritually tortured and killed on 16 March 1649.
  • Brébeuf was beatified in 1925 and among eight Jesuit missionaries canonized as saints in the Catholic Church in 1930.

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