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Frederic Baraga

Born: Jun 29, 1797

Death: Jan 19, 1868

Birthplace: Slovenia

Nationality: United States

Frederic Baraga

Date of Birth : Jun 29, 1797
Date of Death : Jan 19, 1868
Birth Place : Slovenia

The Venerable Frederic Irenaeus Baraga was a Slovenian Roman Catholic missionary to the United States and a grammarian of Native American languages. He became the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, originally sited at Sault Sainte Marie, which he led for 15 years. His letters about his missionary work were published widely in Europe, inspiring Saint John Neumann and Father Francis Xavier Pierz to emigrate to the United States.

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