• Born date: 1606-05-25
  • Born in: Paris
  • Death date: 1649-12-17
  • Death in: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Charles Garnier (missionary)

Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., baptised in Paris on May 25, 1606, was a Jesuit missionary, who was killed in a Tobacco Nation village on December 7, 1649.The son of a secretary to King Henri III of France, Garnier joined the Jesuit seminary in Clermont in 1624 and was ordained in 1635. His father initially forbade him from travelling to Canada where he would face almost certain death as a missionary, but he was eventually allowed to go and arrived in the colony of New France in 1636.