French Jesuit missionary who accompanied French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet on the first voyage down the Mississippi River. In 1673, The two men traveled far enough to ...
Jolliet, Louis and Marquette, Jacques
June 1, 1637
May 18, 1675
on Illinois River
Born June 10, 1637, Laon, France Died May 18, 1675, territory of Illinois Indians, North America
In 1672 Louis Jolliet was chosen to lead a French-Canadian expedition to explore th...
Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) was a French Jesuit, missionary, and explorer who followed the Illinois and Mississippi rivers on a journey of discovery.Jacques Marquette was the son of a seigneur of La...