Jacques Cartier

Date of birth: 1491

Place of birth: Saint-Malo located in Northern France

Former job before exploring: fisherman/navigator

Date of death: September 1, 1557

Achievements

Jacque Cartier is most famous for claiming most of the lands of Canada for France. He discoverd many native tribes on his way. He also stole two natives from there tribe and took them back to France with him.