William Joseph Chaminade

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Birthday
8, 1761
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 22, 1850 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1761
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 22, 1850 (88)

About

French Catholic priest who survived persecution during the French Revolution and founded the Society of Mary in 1817.

Before Fame

He entered a minor seminary in Mussidan when he was ten years old.

Trivia

He became an enemy of the French Revolution when he refused to take an oath affirming the Revolution's secular values and disclaiming the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.

Family Life

Three of his brothers were also priests.

Associated With

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000.