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Adolphe Lechaptois

tanzanian bishop

Died when: 65 years 175 days (785 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Adolphe Lechaptois Adolphe Lechaptois, M. Afr. (8 June 1852 – 30 November 1917) was a priest of the White Fathers missionary society who was Vicar Apostolic of Tanganyika from 1891 until his death in 1917, in what is now Tanzania. He took responsibility for the vicariate at a time of great danger, when the missions were insecure havens for people fleeing slavers. As the country settled down, he oversaw expansion in the number of missions and schools. He was the author of a book on the ethnography of the local people that won a prize from the French Société de Géographie.
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