Jean De Brebeuf, a French Jesuit missionary in Canada, born at Bayeux, March 25, 1593, killed in the Huron country, March 16, 1649. He came to America with Champlain in 1626, and proceeded to the Huron country, but was soon recalled by the disasters of the colony, and in 1629 was carried to England as a prisoner. Returning in 1632, he again visited the Huron country, extending his labors to the Neutres on the Niagara. He appreciated the peculiar character of the Indian mind, and thoroughly acquired their language. His influence and success were accordingly great. In the war waged by the Iroquois against the Hurons, the town of St. Louis, where he labored, was taken in 1649, and the missionary and his associate Lalemant were captured and put to death at St. Ignatius with the most fearful tortures. His head is preserved in the base of a silver bust at the convent of the hospital nuns, Quebec. .Of his writings we have a Huron translation of Ledesma's catechism, published in Champlain's Voyages (Paris, 1632, 1640; Quebec, 1870); the Huron Relation in the Jesuit Relations of 1635 and 1636, embracing a treatise on the Huron language, translated by Gallatin in the memoirs of the American antiquarian society; and some letters published by Carayon, Paris, 1870.