Bressani, Francesco Giuseppe

(1612-1672) Jesuit missionary, born Rome; died Florence. He labored for many years among the Canadian Algonquins and Hurons. In 1644 he was seized by the Iroquois and cruelly tortured, but was finally ransomed by the Dutch at Fort Orange. The narrative of his captivity is one of the classic documents of the Jesuit Relations.

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