Claude-jean Allouez

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Birthday
6, 1622
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 28, 1689 (67)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1622
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 28, 1689 (67)

About

French explorer of North America who founded the St. Francis Xavier Mission on the Fox River before entering Green Bay in 1671.

Before Fame

He graduated from the College of Le Puy in 1639 and later became a Jesuit novice in Toulouse, France.

Trivia

The Allouez Trail in Northern Michigan was named in his honor.

Family Life

He grew up with his family in Saint-Didier-en-Velay, France.

Associated With

He continued Jacques Marquette's evangelizing of the Indians up until he passed away in 1689.