or Joliet biographical name Louis 1645-1700 French explorer

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  • Jolliet — Porté en Poitou Charentes, le nom se rencontre en Bourgogne sous la forme Joliet. C est un diminutif de Jolly, Joly (voir ce nom) …   Noms de famille

  • Jolliet — noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645 1700) • Syn: ↑Louis Jolliet, ↑Joliet, ↑Louis Joliet • Instance Hypernyms: ↑explorer, ↑adventurer …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Jolliet, Zachary —    F His December journey from Michilimackinac to Quebec, 240 …   The makers of Canada

  • Louis Jolliet — (sieur de Jolliet) Escultura de Louis Jolliet realizada por Alfred Laliberté y emplazada en el frente del edificio del Parlamento de Quebec …   Wikipedia Español

  • Louis Jolliet d'Anticosti — Louis Jolliet Louis Jolliet, devant l hôtel du Parlement de Québec Signature de L …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louis Jolliet — devant l hôtel du Parlement de Québec Signature de Louis Jolliet (1645 1700). Louis Jol …   Wikipédia en Français

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