Jacques Marquette’s Death – What Happened?

Jacques Marquette Died

The missionary Jacques Marquette passed away at age 37, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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

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

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

How did Jacques Marquette die?

Dysentery caused Jacques Marquette's death in 1675.

A bout of dysentery he had contracted during the Mississippi expedition sapped his health. On the return trip to Saint Ignace, he died at 37 years of age near the modern town of Ludington, Michigan.

Information about the death of Jacques Marquette
Cause of deathDysentery
Age of death37 years
ProfessionMissionary
BirthdayJune 1, 1637
Death dateMay 18, 1675
Place of deathIllinois Country
Place of burialN/A