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Jacques Cartier Biography
French navigator and explorer credited with naming Canada, exploring the St. Lawrence River, and Canadian areas that would become French territory. Name : Jacques Cartier [zhahk][kahr-tee-ey; French kar-tyey]. Jacques Cartier. There are no known paintings of Cartier that were created during his lifetime. Credit: Library and Archives Canada. Introduction Jacques Cartier is best remembered for his exploration of parts of Canada.
On April 20 , , French explorer of Breton origin Jacques Cartier set sail under a commission from the king, hoping to discover a western passage to the wealthy markets of Asia to discover Canada and Labrador. There is little information about the early life of Jacques Cartier but he would have been well educated and would have studied cartography, navigation, astronomy, mathematics and seamanship in his early life. Jacques Cartier sailed on April 20, , with two ships, the Grande Hermine as a ship of 60 tons and another small ship, together with 61 men, and arrived 20 days later at the western coast of Newfoundland, which he started to explore. Cartier sailed inland, going 1, miles up the St. After days, Cartier returned to France in September , sure that he had reached an Asian land.
Jacques Cartier (UK: /?k??rtie?/ KAR-tee-ay, also US: /?k??rti?e?, k??r?tj e?/ goods to trade. Cartier returned to France in September , sure that he had reached an Asian land. .. Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip reference Jacques Cartier in their song "Looking for a Place to Happen". The song.
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We do not know how Jacques Cartier learned the art of navigation, but Saint-Malo, the town where he was born between the summer and winter of , was at the time one of the most important ports in Europe. In he probably accompanied Giovanni da Verrazzano on unofficial explorations initiated by the king of France., Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map.
Lawrence River would later enable France to lay claim to the lands that would become Canada. Born in Saint-Malo, France, Cartier began sailing as a young man. He gained a reputation as a skilled navigator prior to making his three famous voyages to North America. Cartier was believed to have traveled to Brazil and Newfoundland before The purpose of the voyage was to find a northern passage to Asia, as well as to collect riches such as gold and spices along the way. Cartier set sail in April with two ships and 61 men, and arrived 20 days later.
One of the most famous and well-remembered French explorers from that time was Jacques Cartier who made three journeys to the North America and claimed what is today known as Canada for France. He spent first 30 years of his life as a respectable sailor, but his status rose greatly in when he married Mary Catherine des Granches who came from the rich and influential family. With several journeys to Newfoundland in his belt, Cartier easily secured the position of the leader of expedition. He started his journey on May 10 , and after 3 weeks arrived to Newfoundland where he explored much of its coast as well as lands in Gulf of St. Lawrence all those discovered lands were attributed to be in the Asia. In his second journey that happened in between and Cartier explored much deeper into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, traveling ul the St.
His exploration of the St. Lawrence River allowed France to lay claim to lands that would become Canada. He died in Saint-Malo in In , King Francis I of France sent Cartier—likely because of his previous expeditions—on a new trip to the eastern coast of North America, then called the "northern lands. Cartier sailed on April 20, , with two ships and 61 men, and arrived 20 days later. Lawrence, past Anticosti Island. Two Indians Cartier had captured previously now served as guides, and he and his men navigated the St.