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Marquette, Jacques
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(Jun 1, 1637, Laon, France – May 18, 1675, near Ludington, MI), French Jesuit missionary and priest to Canada and the midwestern United States. Before his ordination in 1665, Marquette taught in various schools in France (1656–1665). After ordination he was sent to Trois Rivières in Canada, where he learned the Algonkian (Native American Indians: II, 1) language and culture for two years. In 1668 he went to Sault St. Marie to evangelize the North American Indian tribes there. Afte…

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Carey, Patrick W., “Marquette, Jacques”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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