Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
NAGOT, Francis Charles, clergyman, born in Tours, France, 19 April. 1734; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 9 April, 1816. He studied in the Jesuit college of Tours, and afterward with the order of Robertins in Paris. He then entered the congregation of St. Sulpice, and taught theology in the seminary of Nantes, where he received the degree of doctor. He was for some time superior of the smaller seminary of St. Sulpice and director of the large seminary at Paris, where he established two new religious communities. In 1791 he was sent by the superior of his order to found a seminary in Baltimore. He took with him a colony of seven Sulpitians, and, reaching Baltimore on 10 July, purchased land and opened a seminary, but for several years there were few pupils. Nagot finally triumphed over all obstacles, and in 1799 succeeded in placing in a prosperous condition his two foundations, St. Mary's college and the Sulpitian seminary, of which he acted as superior. In 1806 he founded a college at Pigeon Hill, in Pennsylvania, but, as he was unable to give it his personal supervision, it did not succeed. Discouraged somewhat by this failure and weakened in health, he resigned his office of superior and devoted the remainder of his life to translating religious works from English into French, for the benefit of his countrymen in Baltimore. He also wrote some original works. His books include: "Recueil de conversions remarquables, nouvellement operees en quelques protestants" (Baltimore, 1791); "Doctrine de l'Ecriture sur les miracles" (1808): "La vie de M. Olier" (1813) and "Traite des fetes mobiles."
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate The Congressional Evolution of the United States of America discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here