Joseph Nicollet

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Birthday
24, 1786
Birthplace
Cluses, France
Death Date
Sep 11, 1843 (57)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
24, 1786
Birthplace
Cluses, France
Death Date
Sep 11, 1843 (57)

About

French explorer of the upper Mississippi who recorded its landscape and native cultures.

Before Fame

Showing an early aptitude for mathematics, he began teaching at age 19.

Trivia

His collection of maps from his three expeditions used native names for regions and landmarks.

Family Life

He grew up around Cluses in Savoy, France.

Associated With

He was guided by Zebulon Pike 's maps in his explorations while making many corrections to them.