Ferdinand Konscak

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Date of Birth December 2, 1703
Place of Birth Croatia
Date of Death Sep 10, 1759 (55)
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Ferdinand Konščak was a Croatian Jesuit missionary, explorer and cartographer.

Born: 2 December 1703, Varaždin, Kingdom of Croatia within Habsburg Monarchy
Died: 10 September 1759, San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Education: Society of Jesus in Trenčín, philosophy in Graz, Jesuit Academy in Zagreb, theology at the University of Graz.

About Ferdinand Konscak

Jesuit missionary and cartographer who went on three expeditions exploring the Baja California peninsula.

Before Fame

He was put in charge of Jesuit missions in Baja.


His explorations were intended to settle the debate over whether Baja, California was an island or not.

Family Life

He grew up in the city of Varaždin, Croatia.


John C. Fremont was another famous explorer of North America, though he only explored the northern side.

Information related to Ferdinand Konščak

  • Croatian Jesuits
  • Explorers of Mexico
  • Croatian explorers
  • Burials in Mexico
  • History of Baja California
  • Croatian expatriates in Mexico
  • Explorers of North America
  • University of Graz alumni
  • Jesuit missionaries
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