(b. perhaps ca. 1580/811660). RC priest; b. Pouy (now Saint-Vincent de Paul), Landes, Fr.; ordained 1600; some say he was a slave of Muslim of Barbary ca. 160507; founded Lazarists*; with Louise de Marillac (Ludovica; Madame Le Gras; 15911660; b. probably Ferrières-en-Brie, near Meaux, Fr.) founded Sisters* of Charity (popular name for Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul; devoted to care of poor and other needy) 1633 in Fr.
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