Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier

Birth
Saint-Malo, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Death 1 Sep 1557 (aged 65)
Saint-Malo, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Burial Saint-Malo, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Memorial ID 29374454 · View Source
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Explorer. He explored, mapped and named the area now known as Canada. A native of Saint-Malo, France, he made three voyages to the New World between 1534 and 1542 under the commission of King Francis I. He was the first to document the name Canada to designate the territory on the shores of the Saint-Lawrence River.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 28 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29374454
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacques Cartier (31 Dec 1491–1 Sep 1557), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29374454, citing Cathédrale Saint-Vincent, Saint-Malo, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .