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Hue Everiste

Hue, Everiste (1813-1860), a noted French missionary, was born at Toulouse. In 1839, being then a priest, he started on missionary work in China, where he learnt the language, and adopted the dress and, as far as possible, the habits of the country. For some time he presided over a mission centre in Mongolia, and studied the dialects and customs of the Tartars, and translated religious works for their benefit. In 1844 he set out with another priest, named Gabet, and a native Christian, upon the journey of exploration in Thibet which made their names famous, and which ended in their being sent back to Canton at the request of the Chinese ambassador. The Souvenirs of Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China were translated into English by W. Hazlitt in 1851. L'Empire Chinois and Le Christianisme en Chine have also been translated into English. Hue spent his latter days in ill-health at Paris.