Lalemant, Charles

Lalemant, Charles

(shärl lälmäN`), 1587–1674, French Jesuit missionary in North America; brother of Jérôme Lalemant and uncle of Gabriel Lalemant. He arrived in Quebec in 1625 and acted as novice master and superior. His account, the earliest of the Jesuit RelationsJesuit Relations,
annual reports and narratives written by French Jesuit missionaries at their stations in New France (America) between 1632 and 1673. They are invaluable as historical sources for French exploration and native relations and also as a record of the various
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, is valuable. He was noted as a mystic. In 1639 he returned to France, where he acted as forwarding agent for the Canadian missions.
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Five Jesuit priests--Jean de Brebeuf, Antoine Daniel, Gabriel Lalemant, Charles Gamier, and Noel Chabanel--died near what is now Midland, Ontario, and Father Isaac Jogues and two lay volunteers--Rene Goupil and Jean de La Lande--near Auriesville, New York.