Parisot, Pierre

Parisot, Pierre a noted French Capuchin missionary, was born at Bar-le-Duc in 1697. In 1736 he went as a missionary to the East Indies; but having quarreled with the Jesuits, they had him removed to America. He returned to Europe in 1744, and soon after published a work, entitled Historical Memoirs relative to the Missions in the Indies, which gave such offense to his own order as well as the Jesuits that he withdrew to England, where he established two manufactories of tapestry. After visiting part of Germany and the Peninsula, he at length returned to his native country, became reconciled to his order, and again abjured it. Parisot died in 1770. His most important work is a History of the Society of Jesus, from its First Foundation by Ignatius Loyola.

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