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De Smet, Pierre-Jeanlocked

(30 January 1801–23 May 1873)
  • Bruce David Forbes


De Smet, Pierre-Jean (30 January 1801–23 May 1873), founder of missions among Native Americans, was born in Termonde (Dendermonde), Belgium, the son of Josse-Arnaud (Judocus) De Smet, a shipping merchant, and his second wife, Joanna Maria Buydens. At age twenty-one he was recruited by ...

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