Jaques Cartier

French Explorer


Where he was Born

Born in St. Malo, France

December 31, 1491


  • Perseverance
  • Skilled
  • Courage
  • Deep in religion


He was sent out by King Frances l to the New World in search of riches and a new route to Asia. His full journey was actually from 1491-1557. He had three expeditions along the St. Lawrence river.


Jaques's journey on the St. Lawrence River led him to claiming Canada for France. He also did end up finding lots of gold as well as diamonds.

By: Courtney Banfield