Jacques Cartier

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Date of birth

1491

explored

1534

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

first voyage

1534

Cartier leaves France

1534

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