St. John Baptist de La Salle was born in 1651, in Reims, France. He was the eldest son of wealthy parents. At the age of eleven, La Salle was committed becoming a priest. At the age of sixteen, he was named Canon of Reims Cathedral. At the age of eighteen, he received a masterÂ?s degree in classical literature and arts, as well as philosophy. Sadly, La SalleÂ?s parents died within a year of each other in 1671 and 1672. La Salle had to manage his parentÂ?s estate which included educating his four … Excellent content provided by