Pelleprat, Pierre

Pelleprat, Pierre a French missionary, was born in 1606 at Bordeaux. Admitted to the Society of Jesus, he taught philosophy and theology in several colleges of the order. At Paris his talents in the pulpit soon gained him a reputation. In 1639 he embarked for the missions, and, after having visited several houses of the society, went to Mexico, where he sojourned eleven years. He died April 21, 1667, at La Puebla de los Angeles (Mexico). We have of his works, Prolusiones oratoriio (Paris, 1644, 8vo), a collection of discourses: — Relation des Missionas des Jisuites dans les iles et dtns la terre ferme de l'Aqnrique meridionale (ibid. 1655, 8vo): — Introduction a la langue des Galibis, sauvages de l'Amerique mnridicnale (ibid. 1655, 8vo), a rare work. See Sottwell, Bibl. scriptor. Soc. Jesu; Brunet, Manuel du libr.; A. et A. de Backer, Biblioth. descriv. de la Compagnie de Jesus, 3e serie.

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