San Luis Rey de Francia
These are resources for the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.
Although this was the last mission to be founded in the south, San Luis Rey, the “King of the Missions,” came to be the largest and richest of all. A great quadrangle was 500 feet on a side. Learn more here.
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The Eighteenth Mission
Nicknamed “King of the missions”, Mission San Luis Rey was the largest and most populous of all the California missions. Its buildings covered six acres of land and its Native American population reached 2,700 at its peak. Its important location filled the critical gap between San Diego and San Juan Capistrano.
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The King of the Missions
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Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
Mission San Luis Rey was the last mission to be founded by Father Lasuen. He assigned Father Peyri to complete the mission. Father Peyri spent ten years building the largest and most wealthy of the missions.
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Mission of San Luis
The eighteenth mission was founded on June 13, 1798, by Father Lasuén. It was named for Louis IX, King of France (1215-70), who was canonized in 1290 for his crusades to Egypt and the Holy Land.
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