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Francois Norbert Blanchet

Born: Sep 30, 1795

Death: Jun 18, 1883

Birthplace: QuA©bec

Nationality: United States

Francois Norbert Blanchet

Date of Birth : Sep 30, 1795
Date of Death : Jun 18, 1883
Birth Place : QuA©bec

Francois Norbert Blanchet was a French Canadian-born missionary priest and prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who was instrumental in establishing the Catholic Church presence in the Pacific Northwest. He was one of the first Catholic priests to arrive in what was then known as the Oregon Country and subsequently became the first bishop and archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oregon City.

Also known as

  • Francois Blanchet
  • Francis Norbert Blanchet


  • Pierre Blanchet
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