Jacques Cartier

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Birthday
31, 1491
Birthplace
Saint-Malo, France
Death Date
Sep 1, 1557 (65)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1491
Birthplace
Saint-Malo, France
Death Date
Sep 1, 1557 (65)

About

French explorer of Breton descent who claimed Canada for France and was the first European to venture inland in America.

Before Fame

He married a member of a prestigious French family in 1520 to improve his social status.

Trivia

He was the first European to depict and chart the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the coasts of the Saint Lawrence River.

Family Life

He married Mary Catherine des Granches.

Associated With

He, unlike Christopher Columbus, traveled inland after arriving in North America.