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Fr Fermin Franco De Lasuen
Birth: Jun. 7, 1736
Vitoria-Gasteiz
Provincia de Álava
País Vasco, Spain
Death: Jun. 26, 1803
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Monterey County
California, USA

Religious Figure. Second President of the California Missions. Born in Vitoria, Spain, he joined the Francsican order and was ordained in 1752. Desiring to serve in the New World, he volunteered for service in 1758 and arrived in Mexico in 1761. His first building of a mission was in Baja in 1768. He was then transferred to California in 1773, basing his service out of San Diego. De Lasuen became President of the Missions in 1785 and built substantially on the work of his predecessor, Father Junipero Serra. He founded nine of California's 21 missions: Santa Barbara (1786), La Purisima Concepcion (1787), Santa Cruz (1791), Nuestra Senora De La Soledad (1791), San Jose (1797), San Juan Bautista (1797), San Miguel Arcangel (1797), San Fernando Re De Espana (1797), and San Luis Rey De Franca (1798). (bio by: steven campbell) 
 
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Carmel Mission Cemetery
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Monterey County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: steven campbell
Record added: Apr 08, 2008
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Fr Fermin Franco De Lasuen
Added by: steven campbell
 
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