Louis Joliet (Jolliet) (c.1645 - c.1700)

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Birthplace: Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Death: Died in Ile Anticosti, Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada
Occupation: explorer, musician (the first organist of the Cathedral in Quebec), hydrographer, fur trader, and teacher (at the Jesuit College in Quebec)
Managed by: Therese Marie Catherine Bilodeau (Sanders)
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About Louis Joliet (Jolliet)

After having had previously led an expedition in the Great Lakes region in 1669, Joliet became authorized by Governor Frontenac of New France (Canada), to explore the Mississippi River and surrounding areas with Pere Jacques Marquette, five voyageurs and two canoes in 1673. In 1679 he went to the Hudson Bay and obtained Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where he erected a fort.. In 1694, he went on another expedition to charter the coast of Labrador. Louis Joliet was a talented and well-rounded person.

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Louis Joliet's Timeline

September 21, 1645
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
October 7, 1675
Age 30
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
August 11, 1676
Age 30
June 12, 1678
Age 32
October 1, 1679
Age 34
January 12, 1680
Age 34
January 12, 1681
Age 35
L'Islet, L'Islet, Quebec, Canada
May 10, 1683
Age 37
Québec, QC, Canada
March 6, 1685
Age 39
June 1700
Age 54
Ile Anticosti, Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada