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Mountain, Jacob
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(Dec 1, 1749, Thwaite All Souls, Suffolk, England – Jun 16, 1825, Quebec, Canada), founder of the Anglican Church in what is now Quebec and Ontario, Canada. After education at Cambridge and service in several Anglican posts, Mountain was appointed on Jun 28, 1793, as the first Anglican bishop of Quebec. Although Quebec was inhabited mostly by French-speaking Roman Catholics, whom Britain had conquered in the French and Indian War (1754–1763), the British were eager to see a strong Protestant church develop. Mountain, whose huge see stretched also into mod…

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Noll, Mark A., “Mountain, Jacob”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14532>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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