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Jean de Brébeuf

1593 - 1649

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Jean de Brébeuf (French: [ʒɑ̃ də bʁe.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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean de Brébeuf has received more than 387,160 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean de Brébeuf is the 2,002nd most popular religious figure, the 3,581st most popular biography from France and the 178th most popular French Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Jean de Brébeuf ranks 2,002 out of 2,238Before him are Pedro Páez, Dorothy Stang, Aloísio Lorscheider, Giovanni Urbani, Giuseppe Pizzardo, and Fortunato Baldelli. After him are Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti, Velasio de Paolis, Jean-Baptiste Janssens, Callistus I of Constantinople, Juraj Drašković, and Guido del Mestri.

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Among people born in 1593, Jean de Brébeuf ranks 14Before him are Nicolaes Tulp, Balthasar van der Ast, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Anthony van Diemen, George Herbert, and William, Margrave of Baden-Baden. After him are Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Izaak Walton. Among people deceased in 1649, Jean de Brébeuf ranks 15Before him are Marie of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Juan Martínez Montañés, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, John Winthrop, Vincenzo Carafa, and Vittoria Farnese. After him are Susanna Hall and Richard Crashaw.

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Among people born in France, Jean de Brébeuf ranks 3,581 out of 6,011Before him are Jeanne Demessieux (1921), Albert Aurier (1865), Auguste Barbier (1805), Joseph Guillemot (1899), Bruno Dumont (1958), and Philibert of Jumièges (608). After him are Gaël Monfils (1986), Jean Frédéric Frenet (1816), Charles Floquet (1828), Jacques Dufilho (1914), Gaston Defferre (1910), and Christophe Galtier (1966).


Among religious figures born in France, Jean de Brébeuf ranks 178Before him are Louis Antoine de Noailles (1651), Marie-Dominique Chenu (1895), François de Laval (1623), Chlodulf of Metz (null), Jeanne Jugan (1792), and Pasquier Quesnel (1634). After him are Peire Cardenal (1180), Marie of the Incarnation (1599), Hilary of Arles (401), Ratramnus (800), Marie-Eugénie de Jésus (1817), and Jean-Pierre Ricard (1944).