Name

Jacques Cartier

Career

Explorer/Cartographer

Occupation 1

Explorer

Occupation 2

French

Identifier

Canada

Region

NA/North America

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1491

Died

1557

Text

Made two exploratory expeditions, in 1534 and 1535-36, when he traced the St. Lawrence River southwestward to the present site of Montreal. In 1541, he made his third and last voyage to Canada, the outbound passage taking three months at sea. All voyages began at the French port of St. Malo.

Related Images

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Date: 1854
Image Id: 383
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Image Id: 2154

Related People

Francis I, King

Related Vessels

La Grande Hermine,

Related Water Bodies

St. Lawrence River,

Related Source

European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages, A.D. 500-1600

Related Links

Jacques Cartier, First Relation, 1534 Jacques Cartier, Relation of Second Voyage, 1535

Related Documents

Note on Cartier Explorations

Record ID: 238