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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?
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.
|Cause of death||Dysentery|
|Age of death||37 years|
|Birthday||June 1, 1637|
|Death date||May 18, 1675|
|Place of death||Illinois Country|
|Place of burial||N/A|