Marquette, Jacques
Marquette, Jacques
Jesuit missionary and discoverer of the Mississippi River, b. in 1636, at Laon, a town in north central France; d. near Ludington, Michigan, 19 May, 1675

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  • Marquette, Jacques — known as Père Marquette born June 1, 1637, Laon, France died May 18, 1675, Ludington, Mich. French missionary and explorer. Ordained a Jesuit priest, he arrived in Quebec in 1666 to preach among the Ottawa. He helped found missions at Sault Ste.… …   Universalium

  • Marquette, Jacques — llamado Père Marquette (1 jun. 1637, Laon, Francia–18 may. 1675, Ludington, Mich.). Misionero y explorador francés. Ordenado sacerdote jesuita, llegó a Quebec en 1666 a predicar entre los indios ottawa. Ayudó a fundar misiones en Sault Ste. Marie …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Marquette, Jacques — (1637 1675)    Born at Laon, in the north of France. Joined the Society of Jesus about 1654, and sailed for Canada, 1666. Sent to the Upper Lakes, 1668, and stationed at La Pointe, near the western end of Lake Superior, 1670. Here he heard from… …   The makers of Canada

  • Jacques Marquette — Le père Marquette et les Indiens d Amérique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jacques Marquette — Nombre …   Wikipedia Español

  • MARQUETTE (J.) — MARQUETTE JACQUES (1637 1675) Missionnaire et explorateur français. Membre de la Compagnie de Jésus, Jacques Marquette est envoyé au Canada en 1666. Pendant deux ans, il s’initie aux langues et aux mœurs des Indiens avant d’être affecté à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jacques Marquette — IPA|Father Jacques Marquette (June 1, 1637 ndash; May 18, 1675) [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article 9051070/Jacques Marquette Jacques Marquette Britannica Online Encyclopedia ] ] was a French missionary who founded Michigan s first European… …   Wikipedia

  • Marquette — /mahr ket /; for 1 also Fr. /mannrdd ket /, n. 1. Jacques /zhahk/ ( Père Marquette ), 1637 75, French Jesuit missionary and explorer in America. 2. a city in N Michigan, on Lake Superior. 23,288. * * * ▪ Upper Peninsula, Michigan, United States… …   Universalium

  • Marquette University — ▪ university, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States       private coeducational institution of higher learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. It is affiliated with the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church. Although the funding for a Jesuit… …   Universalium

  • Jacques — /zhahk/, n. a male given name, French form of Jacob or James. * * * (as used in expressions) Jacques Fournier Besson Jacques Bossuet Jacques Bénigne Brel Jacques Brissot de Warville Jacques Pierre Callot Jacques Cartier Jacques Chirac Jacques… …   Universalium

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