RICCAZ, Alexis

RICCAZ, Alexis. Saint-Jean-d’Arves 26.1.1834 — Nagpur 8.9.1892. Monseigneur. French Catholic Missionary in India. Ordained in 1861 as priest of Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales d’Annecy and arrived in India next year. He learned quickly Telugu and Oriya. From 1887 the first Bishop of Nagpur. Died of an illness.

Publications: Translated Ladakhi folktales together with A. H. Francke.

– An Abridgement of the Telugu Grammar for the use of schools, compiled from various sources. Vizagapatam 1869.

– Religious texts and translations in Telugu.

Sources: *C. Montagnoux, Notice biographique sur Mgr Alexis Riccaz, premier évêque de Nagpur (Hindoustan). 48 p. 1893; http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/briccaz.html.

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