Jacques Marquette

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Birthday
1, 1637
Birthplace
Laon, France
Death Date
May 18, 1675 (37)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1637
Birthplace
Laon, France
Death Date
May 18, 1675 (37)

About

French Jesuit missionary who discovered Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan's first European settlement.

Before Fame

He was assigned as a Jesuit missionary to the area of Quebec in 1666.

Trivia

Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to observe and chart the northern region of the Mississippi River in 1673.

Family Life

He grew up in France as a missionary and was brought up by monks and priests.

Associated With

Chris Farley graduated from Marquette University, which was named in his honor.