Who is he and why is he so important?
Biographical Info -
Death: September 1, 1557, Kingdom of France
Where did he go? Who financed the trip?
This is a statue of Jacques Cartier specifically in Saint-Henri Square of Saint-Henri Park.
Jacques Cartier's Ship
A painting of Jacques Cartier's ship.
Meeting the Iroquois
A painting of Jacques Cartier and his men meeting the Iroquois tribe in the New World.
What makes him so historically significant?
Voyage 1 (1534)
Voyage 2 (1535-1536)
Voyage 3 (1541-1542)
The abandoned colonists returned to France after the first bitter winter in the New World. France had no interest in these lands for half a century. Jacques Cartier was no longer a state-funded explorer. Cartier was credited with the exploration of the St. Lawrence region, but developed a bad reputation for his dealing with the Iroquois, his abandonment of the colonists, and fleeing the New World.