Bachelot, Jean Alexis Augustin

Bachelot, Jean Alexis Augustin a French theologian, was born in 1790 near Mortagne. He first taught classics and theology. About 1826 he was appointed by the pope apostolic praefect to the Sandwich Islands, and also proceeded to Honolulu. Once installed, he raised a contest with the Anglican missionaries and was forced to leave the place. He took refuge upon the shores of California. He intended to go to the islands in the South Pacific Ocean, but died from the fatigue of the voyage in 1838. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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