Jolliet, Louis


Jolliet, Louis
(antes del 21 sep. 1645, probablemente Beaupré, cerca de Quebec, Canadá–después de may. 1700, prov. de Quebec).

Explorador y cartógrafo francocanadiense. En 1669 condujo una expedición a la región de los Grandes Lagos y en 1672 el gobernador de Nueva Francia le encargó la exploración del Mississippi con Jacques Marquette y cinco personas más. Los expedicionarios partieron en 1673 navegando en canoas de corteza de abedul; cruzaron el lago Michigan, siguieron por los ríos Fox y Wisconsin hasta llegar al Mississippi, luego bajaron por el Mississippi hasta su confluencia con el Arkansas y concluyeron que el río corría hacia el sur al golfo de México y no, como era su esperanza, al océano Pacífico. A su regreso, exploró las zonas de la bahía de Hudson y la costa de Labrador.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Jolliet, Louis — born before Sept. 21, 1645, probably Beaupré, near Quebec died after May 1700, Quebec province French Canadian explorer and cartographer. He led an expedition in the Great Lakes region in 1669. In 1672 he was commissioned by the governor of New… …   Universalium

  • Jolliet, Louis — (1645 1700)    Born at Quebec; son of a wagon maker in the employ of the Company of New France. Educated by the Jesuits, and took minor orders, but renounced his clerical vocation to engage in the fur trade. Sent by Talon to discover copper mines …   The makers of Canada

  • Jolliet,Louis — Jol·li·et also Jo·li·et (jōʹlē ĕt , jō lē ĕtʹ, zhô lyāʹ), Louis. 1645 1700. French Canadian explorer of the upper Mississippi Valley who with Jacques Marquette sighted the Mississippi River on June 17, 1673, and descended it to the mouth of the… …   Universalium

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