Pierre Biard

(1567-1622) Jesuit missionary, born Grenoble, France; died Avignon, France. After laboring unsuccessfully at the Jesuit mission of Port Royal, Acadia, he was transferred with his co-worker, Edmond Masse, to Saint Sauveur (now Bar Harbor, Maine) in 1613, but the Virginian marauder, Argall, destroyed the colony and carried off Biard and Masse. Argall's boat was forced across the ocean by stress of weather to Wales where the missionaries were released and sent to France.

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