Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier by Hamel.jpg
Portrait of Jacques Cartier by Théophile Hamel, ca. 1844. No contemporary portraits of Cartier are known.
Born December 31, 1491
St. Malo, Duchy of Brittany
Died September 1, 1557(1557-09-01) (aged 65)
St. Malo, Kingdom of France
Occupation French navigator and explorer
Known for First European to travel inland in North America. Claimed what is now known as Canada for France.
Signature
Jacques Cartier Signature.svg

Jacques Cartier (French pronunciation: ​ [ʒak kaʁtje]; Breton: Jakez Karter; December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map [1] the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal Island). [2] [3] [4] [5]

Early life

Jacques Cartier was born in 1491 [6] in Saint-Malo, the port on the north-west coast of Brittany. Cartier, who was a respectable mariner, improved his social status in 1520 by marrying Mary Catherine des Granches, member of a leading family. [7] His good name in Saint-Malo is recognized by its frequent appearance in baptismal registers as godfather or witness. [8]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Jacques Cartier
Alemannisch: Jacques Cartier
አማርኛ: ዣክ ካርትዬ
العربية: جاك كارتييه
aragonés: Jacques Cartier
asturianu: Jacques Cartier
azərbaycanca: Jak Kartye
Bân-lâm-gú: Jacques Cartier
башҡортса: Жак Картье
беларуская: Жак Карцье
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Жак Карт’е
български: Жак Картие
Boarisch: Jacques Cartier
bosanski: Jacques Cartier
brezhoneg: Jakez Karter
буряад: Жак Картье
Чӑвашла: Жак Картье
čeština: Jacques Cartier
Ελληνικά: Ζακ Καρτιέ
español: Jacques Cartier
Esperanto: Jacques Cartier
Fiji Hindi: Jacques Cartier
français: Jacques Cartier
хальмг: Картье, Жак
Հայերեն: Ժակ Կարտիե
hrvatski: Jacques Cartier
Bahasa Indonesia: Jacques Cartier
interlingua: Jacques Cartier
íslenska: Jacques Cartier
italiano: Jacques Cartier
Basa Jawa: Jacques Cartier
Kapampangan: Jacques Cartier
ქართული: ჟაკ კარტიე
қазақша: Жак Картье
Kiswahili: Jacques Cartier
latviešu: Žaks Kartjē
Lëtzebuergesch: Jacques Cartier
lietuvių: Jacques Cartier
Limburgs: Jacques Cartier
македонски: Жак Картие
Malagasy: Jacques Cartier
მარგალური: ჟაკ კარტიე
Bahasa Melayu: Jacques Cartier
Mirandés: Jacques Cartier
монгол: Жак Картье
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကာတီယေး ဂျေ
Nāhuatl: Jacques Cartier
Nederlands: Jacques Cartier
नेपाल भाषा: ज्याक कार्टियर
Napulitano: Jacques Cartier
нохчийн: Картье, Жак
norsk nynorsk: Jacques Cartier
Pangasinan: Jacques Cartier
Piemontèis: Jacques Cartier
português: Jacques Cartier
Ripoarisch: Jacques Cartier
română: Jacques Cartier
Runa Simi: Jacques Cartier
русиньскый: Жак Картьє
русский: Картье, Жак
саха тыла: Жак Картье
sicilianu: Jacques Cartier
Simple English: Jacques Cartier
slovenčina: Jacques Cartier
slovenščina: Jacques Cartier
српски / srpski: Жак Картје
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Jacques Cartier
Basa Sunda: Jacques Cartier
татарча/tatarça: Jak Kartie
Türkçe: Jacques Cartier
українська: Жак Картьє
Vahcuengh: Jacques Cartier
Tiếng Việt: Jacques Cartier
Volapük: Jacques Cartier
Yorùbá: Jacques Cartier
žemaitėška: Žaks Kartėjė
Kabɩyɛ: Jacques Cartier