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Marquette, Jacques

Syllabification: Mar·quette, Jacques
Pronunciation: /märˈket

Definition of Marquette, Jacques in English:

( 1637–75), French Jesuit missionary and explorer. Arriving in Canada in 1666, he played a prominent part in the attempt to Christianize the American Indians. He explored the Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Illinois rivers.

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