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Louis Jolliet

Also Known As: "Jolliet", "Joliette", "Jolliettte"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Québec, Québec, Canada
Death: between May 4, 1700 and September 15, 1700 (50-58)
île d'Anticosti, Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: Îles Mingan, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Joliet ou Jolliet and Marie d'Abancourt
Husband of Claire-Françoise Bissot de la Rivière
Father of Louis Joliet, fils; Charles Marie Joliet; François Joliet; Marie-Geneviève Joliet; Jean-Baptiste Jolliet and 8 others
Brother of Adrien Jolliet; Marie Jolliet and Zacharie Jolliet
Half brother of Jean (Petit Jean) Lavallée, dit Petit Jean; Elizabeth Guillot and Louise Guillot

Occupation: explorateur, hydrographeur, marchant de fourrure, enseignant, musicien ~ explorer, hydrographer, fur trader, teacher and musician
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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 Jolliet's Timeline

September 21, 1645
Québec, Québec, Canada
August 11, 1676
Age 30
August 13, 1676
Age 30
June 12, 1678
Age 32
June 12, 1678
Age 32
June 12, 1678
Age 32
October 1, 1679
Age 34
October 2, 1679
Age 34
January 12, 1680
Age 34
L'Islet, L'Islet, Quebec, Canada