Jacques Cartier, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jacques Cartier

French explorer

Date of Birth: 31-Dec-1491

Place of Birth: Rothéneuf, France

Date of Death: 01-Sep-1557

Profession: navigator, explorer

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Jacques Cartier

  • Jacques Cartier (UK: KAR-tee-ay, also US: KAR-tee-AY, kar-TYAY, French: [?ak ka?tje], Quebec French: [- ka?t?sje]; Breton: Jakez Karter; December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France.
  • Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal Island).

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