Jacques Cartier

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Date of birth

1491

Cartier leaves France

1534

first voyage

1534

explored

1534

Jacques Cartier left his main ships in a harbour close to Stadacona

second voyage

1535

third voyage

october 17 1540

On October 17, 1540, Francis ordered the navigator Jacques Cartier to return to Canada to lend weight to a colonization project of which he would be "captain general". However, January 15, 1541 saw Cartier supplanted by Jean-François de La Rocque de Roberval,

Death

september 1 1557

Cartier spent the rest of his life in Saint-Malo and his nearby estate, where he often was useful as an interpreter in Portuguese. He died at age 65/66 on September 1, 1557