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Archbishop Charles-François Baillargeon
Birth: Apr. 26, 1798
Chaudiere-Appalaches Region
Quebec, Canada
Death: Oct. 13, 1870
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada

Canadian religious leader. Fifteenth bishop and third archbishop of Québec. A native of L’Ile-aux-Grues (Québec), he studied theology at the Seminary of Quebec, where he taught rhetoric. He was ordained in 1822 and was successively chaplain at Saint-Roch, in the city of Québec, and pastor first of Saint-François, on the Isle of Orleans, and then of the joint parishes of L'Ange-Gardien and Chateau-Richer. While rector of Notre-Dame de Québec, he displayed apostolic zeal and charity during three visitations of cholera (1832, 1834, 1849), and the horrors of typhus (1847), assisting many Irish orphans. He created the first conference of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, in 1846, having studied in Paris the operation of this charity. In May 1850, he went to Rome in his capacity of prosecutor for the ecclesiastical pronvince of Québec. He was made Bishop of Tloa and coadjutor to Archbishop Turgeon of Québec, on 23 February, 1851; being the first Canadian bishop since the Conquest appointed without the intervention of the British Crown. He became administrator in 1855 and succeeded as Archbishop of Québec, on 26 August, 1867. He encouraged the recruitment of a Canadian regiment of pontifical zouaves and collected money to send them in Italay to fight on behalf of the besieged Pope. In 1868, he chaired the proceedings of work of the Fourth Council of the province, and the following year, he went again to Rome to take part in the First Vatican Council. Due to his poor health, he came back from Italy in May 1870, and passed away in function in his episcopal city. (bio by: Guy Gagnon) 
Family links: 
  Francois Baillargeon (1772 - 1860)
  Marie-Louise Langlois Baillargeon (1770 - 1838)
  Charles-François Baillargeon (1798 - 1870)
  Etienne Baillargeon (1807 - 1870)*
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Notre Dame De Quebec Basilica-Cathedral
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
GPS (lat/lon): 46.81378, -71.2061
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Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
Record added: Nov 01, 2003
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