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Jean-Baptiste de La Salle
b. April 20, 1651 – d. April 7, 1719 • Church Reformer • Religious group founder
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John Baptist de La Salle, St
John Baptist de La Salle, St (1651–1719), founder of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools. Born at *Reims of noble family, he received the tonsure in 1662 and was installed as Canon of Reims in 1667. After studying at the seminary of *Saint-Sulpice from 1670 to 1672, he was ordained priest
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La Salle, Jean Baptiste de
La Salle, Jean Baptiste de (1651–1719)Educational reformer; founder of the Brothers of the Christian SchoolsBorn in Reims, La Salle was educated at the local College des Bons Enfants, graduating in 1669. After studying in Paris at the Sorbonne and the Seminary of St. Sulpice, he was ordained priest