Palou, Francisco

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Palou, Francisco Gender: M
born on 22 January 1723 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 39n34, 2e39
Timezone LMT m2e39 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°45' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°00 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°28'


Franciscan missionary, administrator, and historian on the Baja California peninsula and in Alta California. Father Palou made significant contributions to the Alta California and Baja California mission systems. Along with his mentor, Junipero Serra, Palou worked to build numerous missions throughout Alta and Baja California, many structures of which still stand today. A member of the Franciscan Order, Palou eventually became the acting "Presidente" of the missions in Baja California, and then eventually of missions of Alta California as well. Palou's work in the Spanish mission system spans from his early twenties to his death at the age of 66 in 1789.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 1789

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Rockwell Dennis Hunt & Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez's book, "California and Californians: Volume 3" (Lewis, 1926). p. 39: "born at Palma, Isle of Majorca, on January 22, at 6 am, and baptized at the cathedral font on January 23, 1723."


  • Vocation : Religion : Missionary