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Marquette, Jacques

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMarquette, JacquesJacques MarquetteMar‧quette, Jacques /mɑːˈket $ mɑːr-, ʒæk $ ʒɑːk/  (1637–75) a French missionary (=someone who goes to a foreign country to teach people about Christianity), and explorer in North America. He and Louis Joliet were the first Europeans to discover the mississippi River.
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