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BRESSANI, Francesco C, Juseppe, Italian Jesuit missionary, born in Rome in 1612; died in Florence, 9 September, 1672. After spending two years with the Indians near Quebec he was sent on a mission to the Hurons in 1644, was captured on the way by the Iroquois and tortured, but was afterward made over to an old squaw to take the place of a deceased relative. She sent him to Fort Orange (now Albany, New York), where the Dutch paid a large ransom for him, and on his recovery sent him to France. He came again to this country in the spring of 164=5, maimed and disfigured, and lived with the Hurons until 1650, when he returned to Italy, in broken health. He published "Relazione dei Missionarii della Compagnia de Gesh nella Nuova-Francia" (Macerata, 1653; English translation, Montreal, 1852).
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