Barax (or Baraze), Cyprien

Barax (Or Baraze), Cyprien a French missionary, swas sent by the Jesuits, to which order he belonged, on a mission to the house of Moxes, and to other savage tribes of South America. He called them together, taught them to cultivate the soil, to weave cloth, and other useful arts. He spent twenty-seven years in this work, and finally suffered martyrdom at the hands of the Baures, a savage nation whom he attempted in vain to convert. He died Sept. 16, 1702, aged about sixty-one years. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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