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  1. Francesc Palou (in Catalan) or Francisco Palóu (1723–1789) was a Spanish Franciscan missionary, administrator and historian on the Baja California Peninsula and in Alta California. Palóu made significant contributions to the Alta California and Baja California mission systems.

  2. Francisco Palóu Spanish Missionary, Historian, and Co-Founder of Mission San Francisco de Asis Franciscan friar, Roman Catholic priest, co-founder with Fray Benito Cambón of Mission San Francisco de Asís (Dolores) and the assistencia of San Pedro y San Pablo.

  3. Francisco Palóu was born in 1723 in Palma de Majorca, Spain, and died in Mexico in 1789 at the age of 66.

  4. Francisco Palou was an American missionary and historian. Background Francisco Palou was born around 1722 in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Education Francisco Palou entered the monastery of San Francisco at Palma, and in the Lullian University there in 1740 became a pupil of the famous Junípero Serra.

  5. Palóu was a Franciscan missionary and student of Father Junípero Serra. In 1749 they left Spain together for Mexico, and from there journeyed to Baja California in 1768. Palóu eventually headed north in 1773, establishing the border between modern Mexico and the United States along the way.

  6. Palou, FRANCISCO, Friar Minor, b. at Palma, Island of Majorca, about 1722; d. in 1789 or 1790. He entered the Franciscan order at his native place. In 1740 he began the study of philosophy under the illustrious Father Junipero Serra.

  7. …Joaquin Moraga and the Reverend Francisco Palóu, established themselves at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula the following year. The military post, which remained in service as the Presidio of San Francisco until 1994, was founded in September 1776, and the Mission San Francisco de Asis, popularly called the… Read More

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