Venerable Irenej Friderik Baraga

photograph of Venerable Irenej Friderik Baraga holding his Dictionary of the Otchipwe language, date unknown, photographer unknown; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsProfile

Studied at Ljublajana, Slovenia and Vienna, Austria. Ordained a priest on 21 September 1823. Missionary in the area of modern Michigan, arriving in North America in 1830. Chosen Vicar Apostolic of Upper Michigan and Titular Bishop of Amyzon on 29 July 1853. Appointed Bishop of Marquette, Michigan on 9 January 1857. Wrote a number of works in and about the Chippewa language.




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