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St. Peter Canisius

Born: May 8, 1521
Died: December 21, 1597
Feast Day: December 21

Canisius was the first Dutchman to join the Jesuits. He fought against the spread of Protestantism in Germany, Bohemia, Austria, and Switzerland. Canisius founded Saint Michel a preparatory school for boys. His school still exists today as a co-educational institution.