Jacques Cartier

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Jacques Cartier

Birthplace: Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France
Death: Died in St-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Jamet Cartier and Giseline Cartier
Husband of Marie-Catherine Cartier
Brother of Jehanne Cartier; L'Enfant Cartier; Lucas Cartier; Bertheline Cartier and Pierre Cartier
Half brother of Peter Cartier and Charles Cartier

Occupation: Sailor, Explorer, Sea Captain, Master pilot, Explorer of St. Lawrence R.
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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.

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Jacques Cartier's Timeline

December 31, 1491
Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France
May 2, 1519
Age 27
St. Malo, Ile-et-Vilaine, France
September 1, 1557
Age 65
St-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France