Jacques Marquette

Jacques Marquette's Death

Born (Birthday) June 1, 1637

Death Date May 18, 1675

Age of Death 37 years

Cause of Death Dysentery

Place of Death Illinois Country

Profession Missionary

The missionary Jacques Marquette died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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?

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.