Jacques MARQUETTE

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Missionnary, Priest, nun, rabbi, imam..., Explorer - 16th-18th century

FrenchBorn Jacques MARQUETTE

French-Canadian Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement

Born on June 1, 1637 in Laon , France

Died on May 18, 1675 in au bord du lac Michigan , United States

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Marquette was a French-Canadian Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement, Sault Ste. Marie, and later founded St. Ignace, Michigan. In 1673, Marquette, with Louis Jolliet, an explorer born near Quebec City, was the first European to explore and map the northern portion of the Mississippi River Valley.



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