Charlevoix, Pierre Francois Xavier De

Charlevoix, Pierre Francois Xavier De, a French Jesuit and traveller, was born at Saint-Quentin, Oct. 29, 1682. He embarked at La Rochelle in July, 1720, for the missions at Canada-n; arrived at Quebec towards the end of September; went up the St. Lawrence river; made an excursion to Illinois, and descended the Mississippi River as far. as its mouth, with the intention of going thence to St. Domingo; but his vessel was wrecked at the entrance to the Bahama Channel. He reached St. Domingo on a second voyage, in 1722, and returned to France in December of the same year. Having been selected to work upon the Journatl de Trieoux, he accomplished his task in twenty- two years, with great success, and died at La Fleche, Feb. 11, 1761, leaving, Histoire et Description du Japan (Rouen, 1715, 3 vols.):-- Histoire de l'le de St. Dominique (Paris,-1730, 2 vols. 4to):-Histoire d la Nouvelle France: (ibid. 1744, 4 vols. 4to):-Histoiire de Paraguay (ibid. 1756, 3 vols. 4to):-La Vie de la Mere Marie de l'Incarnation (ibid. 1724.) See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.'

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