|Birthplace:||Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France|
|Death:||Died in St-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France|
Son of Jacques Jamet Cartier and Giseline Cartier
|Occupation:||Sailor, Explorer, Sea Captain, Master pilot, Explorer of St. Lawrence R.|
|Managed by:||Private User|
Historical records matching Jacques Cartier
About Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier was commissioned by King Francis I of France to go to The New World. On June 24, 1534, Cartier (with three ships) landed in what is now Canada (the Gaspe Peninsula), planted a cross there, and claimed the land for France.