Alary, George

Alary, George a French missionary, was born Jan. 10, 1731, at Pampelonne, in the diocese of Albi. In 1764 he went to Siam, where he preached Christianiy. After eleven months of bondage at Rangoon, in the kingdom of Ava, he resorted successively to Bengal, Pondicherry, Macao and the province of Kouei- tcheou, in China. In 1773 he returned to France, and pope Clement XIV appointed him director of the Seminary of Missions at Paris. During the Revolution he retired to England. In 1802 he returned to France, where, until 1809, he filled his former office. He died Aug. 4, 1817. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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