Louis Jolliet

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Birthday
21, 1645
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 1, 1700 (54)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
21, 1645
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 1, 1700 (54)

About

Canadian explorer who became famous for his findings throughout North America, which included the Upper Mississippi River.

Before Fame

He received orders to become a priest in 1662, but abandoned those plans to become an explorer.

Trivia

He presumably died on the journey back home when he went looking for his brother, Jake.

Family Life

He married Canadian citizen Claire-Francoise Bissot sometime before 1680.

Associated With

He and Jacques Marquette were the first Europeans to observe and chart the northern region of the Mississippi River.