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BELMONT, Francis Vachon de, French missionary, died in Montreal, Canada, in 1732. He was of noble birth and highly accomplished, but embraced the life of a missionary in the Canadian wilds, and in 1680 took charge of a school connected with the Iroquois mission in Montreal. The following year he built for himself a Church. After 1701 he was superior of the seminary in Montreal. He wrote a "Histoire du Canada," printed in the collections of the Quebec historical society.
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