DUPUIS, Louis Savinien. Sens, Yonne (Bourgogne) 18.8.1806 — Pondichéry 4.6.1874. French Missionary and Tamil Scholar in India. Son of Edme Louis Dupuis und Victoire Remy. Home was very religious and he was put in local Jesuit school. Also seminary in Sens, ordained 1829. In 1831 sent to Pondichéry by Missions etrangères. Worked in Bangalore, in 1840 founded the mission press in Pondichéry. In 1844 founded the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Indian women. The process for his beatification is on the way, but here he is remembered as a lexicographer of Tamil.
Publications: Grammaire française tamoule. 568 p. Pondichéry 1863.
– Dictionnaire Tamoul-Français. 1855-62, 2nd ed. by L. M. Mousset. 1-2. 1669 p. Pondichéry 1911, 3rd ed. P. 1938-42; Dictionnaire Français-Tamoul. 18??, 2nd ed. by L. M. Mousset. 1270 p. Pondichéry 1911.
Sources: German Wikipedia with photo.
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