Ferdinand Benoit Marie Guislain Helias d'Huddeghem (born in [[Ghent]], [[Belgium]], 3 August 1796; died in , [[Cole County, Missouri]], 11 August 1874) was a [[Roman Catholic]] clergyman who worked in [[Missouri]].
== Biography ==
He belonged to a noble Belgian family, and his brother was prime minister of that kingdom for several years. Ferdinand entered the [[Society of Jesus]] in 1817, and at the close of his novitiate was appointed professor and prefect of studies in the high school of [[Brig, Switzerland]]. After several years, he was summoned to Rome to act as assistant secretary to the father general of the order, and subsequently was assigned to the American mission.