- b. 1703 - d. 21 Mar 1772
Jacques was born in France in 1703.
In 1721 he was appointed chief cartographer to the French Navy.
Later, in August 1741, he was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Throughout his career he charted area in France and eventually in Canada.
He passed away at 69 years on March 21, 1772.