Lalemant, Jérôme

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Jérôme Lalemant (zhārōm´ lälmäN´), 1593–1673, French Jesuit missionary in North America, brother of Charles Lalemant and uncle of Gabriel Lalemant. He was an active missionary among the Huron (1638–45) and then was director (1645–56) of all Jesuit missions in Canada. He returned to France but went again (1659–73) to Canada, where he was again the director of missions and served as vicar general to Bishop Laval.