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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier was born in 1491 in Saint-Malo, a port on the north coast of the duchy of Brittany, which would later become incorporated to France in 1532.
Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557), baptised Jakez Karter, was a French explorer popularly thought of as one of the major discoverers of Canada.
Cartier was born in 1491 in Saint-Malo, a small village of the duchy of Brittany, which would later become incorporated to France in 1532.
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  Jacques Cartier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557), baptised Jakez Karter, was a French explorer popularly thought of as one of the major discoverers of Canada.
Cartier was born in 1491 in Saint-Malo, a small village of the duchy of Brittany, which would later become incorporated to France in 1532.
Cartier's particular contribution to the "discovery of Canada" is as the first European to penetrate the continent, and more precisely the interior eastern region along the St.
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 European Explorers: Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier was a sea captain born in St. Malo, France in 1491.
Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), in 1534 received a royal commission from the French king "to discover certain islands and lands where it is said that a great quantity of gold, and other precious things, are to be found."13 Cartier had two ships and 61 men.
Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), in 1534 received a royal commission from the French king "to discover certain islands and lands where it is said that a great quantity of gold, and other precious things, are to be found."(DCB.) Cartier had two ships and 61 men.
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 Jacques Cartier: Tutte le informazioni su Jacques Cartier su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jacques Cartier (Saint-Malo (Francia), 31 dicembre 1491 - 19 gennaio 1557) fu un esploratore francese.
Cartier salpò per un secondo viaggio il 19 maggio dell'anno seguente, con 3 navi, 110 uomini e i ragazzi rapiti (che vennero restituiti al padre).
Cartier spese il resto della sua vita a Saint-Malo e nella sua vicina tenuta, morì nel 1557.
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 Jacques Cartier - LoveToKnow 1911
JACQUES CARTIER (1491-1557), French navigator, discoverer of the Canadian river St Lawrence, was born at St Malo in Brittany.
Cartier reached Newfoundland on the loth of May, and at once entered the strait of Belle Isle, then known to the fishermen as the bay of Castles.
Cartier set sail again from St Malo with three vessels on the 16th of May 1536, and passing through the strait of Belle Isle anchored on the 9th of August in Pillage Bay, opposite Anticosti.
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 Jacques Cartier, explorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Cartier was commissioned "Captain and Pilot of the King." He gathered his companions and seamen in the cathedral at St. Malo, at the middle of May, where the whole company received absolution--pardon of their sins--from the Bishop, and also his blessing.
Cartier was not pleased with being made subservient to the Lord of Robertval, in the enterprise before him, and when five vessels were ready, he was glad to find De la Roque dilatory.
Cartier was then about fifty years of age, and seems to have abandoned the sea, for he afterward lived quietly at St. Malo and at a little village near, alternately.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Cartier was no doubt a man who liked to do himself well; a note in a registry of births, marriages, and deaths associates him with the “hearty tipplers.” The documents of this period usually designate him as a “noble homme,” which places him in the well-established bourgeoisie.
That Cartier did not have the necessary literary talents has, however, never been demonstrated; to prove that he had not would be as difficult as to prove that he had.
Cartier discovered one of the greatest rivers in the world, and he marks the starting-point of France’s occupation of three-quarters of a continent.
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 Jacques Cartier - MSN Encarta
Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), French explorer and mariner, discoverer of the St. Lawrence River, born in Saint-Malo.
Cartier called the hill Mont Réal (Mount Royal), from which the name of the city of Montréal is derived.
After spending the winter in Stadacona, Cartier sailed for France on a course south of Newfoundland, and for the first time passed through what is now called Cabot Strait.
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 Jacques Cartier - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1 1557), baptised Jakez Karter, was an explorer popularly thought of as one of the major discoverers of Canada, or more specifically, the interior eastern region along the St.
Born in Saint-Malo, France in 1491, Cartier was part of a respectable family of mariners, and improved his social status in 1520 by marrying Catherine des Granches, member of a leading ship-owning family.
When Jacques Cartier first sailed to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Iroquoian Wendat (aka "Huron" or "Wyandot") chief Donnacona initially thought he was from underwater, and said that he was coming from wooden "houses".
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 Jacques Cartier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jacques Cartier (1491-1557) was an explorer of the St. Lawrence River to present day Montreal.
Jacques Cartier was a French navigator who was origionally recognized as the European who discovered the St. Lawrence River.
Cartier was a born in 1491 at St. Malo, Brittany.
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 Jacques Cartier Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jacques Cartier Bridge (French: pont Jacques-Cartier) is a steel truss cantilever bridge crossing the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
Together with the Champlain Bridge, it is administered by The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., a federal agency.
The Story Bridge, in Brisbane, Australia, was modelled on the design of Jacques Cartier Bridge.
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 Jacques Cartier: Explorer of the St. Lawrence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jacques Cartier was the first European to explore, chart and attempt colonization in the St. Lawrence area.
Jacques Cartier was a sea captain born in St. Malo, France in 1491.
Cartier’s first voyage to the St. Lawrence region, funded by the King of France, was in 1534.
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 Kings Park Elementary
Jacques Cartier was born in 1491 in St. Malo France.
Cartier was disappointed that the bay was not the route to China.
Jacques Cartier died at the age of 66 in 1557, on his estate in St. Malo, France.
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 The Virtual Museum of New-France: Jacques Cartier
We do not know how Jacques Cartier learned the art of navigation, but Saint-Malo, the town where he was born between the summer and winter of 1493, was at the time one of the most important ports in Europe.
Some ten years later, Jacques Cartier was a sufficiently experienced navigator to be asked by Francis I to undertake the official exploration of North America.
Cartier admitted the death of Donnacona, but claimed that the others "had remained in France where they were living as great lords; they had married and had no desire to return to their country".
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 Cartier
Jacques Cartier was born in the seaport of Saint Malo, France.
Cartier hoped that his prisoners would tell him where their gold mine was located, but there really was no gold mine.
Cartier never found the Northwest Passage, but his explorations served as a basis for the French claims in the rich St. Lawrence Valley and led to many future expeditions by France to Canada.
library.thinkquest.org /J002678F/jacques_cartier.htm   (405 words)

  
 Jacques Cartier Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Born in the seaport of Saint-Malo in 1491 to Jamet Cartier and Geseline Jansart, Jacques Cartier was a French explorer and mariner.
Cartier reached the northern coast of the Gaspé Peninsula on August 10, and entered a nearby bay, which he named Saint Lawrence because it was the saint’s feast day.
Cartier sailed up the river to the foot of a mountain, which he named Mont Réal (Mount Royal), from which the name of the city of Montréal is derived.
www.stgeorges.bc.ca /social10/WEBPAGE/WEBPAGE/STREETS3/Jacques_Cartier_Page.html   (878 words)

  
 Explorers: JACQUES CARTIER
Jacques Cartier was born in 1491, going on to become a powerful, French navigator.
Cartier's first exploration was that of the Gulf of St. Lawrence where the St. Lawrence River was discovered.
Cartier had made some great discoveries that have proven to be of huge geographical importance.
www.latinartmall.com /blogs/explore/2006/02/jacques-cartier.html   (472 words)

  
 Great Canadian Explorers: Jacques Cartier
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier, with an introduction by Ramsay Cook.
Cartier was a citizen of Saint-Malo, famous port of Brittany.
Cartier's accounts are important in two ways: they tell of Cartier's voyages and discoveries; and they are early contributions to Canadian literature and narratives.
www.mta.ca /faculty/arts/canadian_studies/english/about/multimedia/explorers/cartier.html   (321 words)

  
 Empire of the Bay: Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier first set sail for the New World in 1534, when King Francis I of France commissioned a voyage to search for gold, spices and a Northwest route to Asia.
Cartier lost 25 men to scurvy and, when the climate improved, he hastily headed back to France.
War in Europe postponed Cartier's next voyage until 1541, when he was assigned to accompany a nobleman, Jean-François de La Rocque de Roberval, to establish a French colony and counter Spanish North American claims.
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 Jacques Cartier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jacques Cartier sailed for France and landed in Quebec, Canada.
Jacques Cartier was born in 1491 in St. Malo, France and he died in 1557 at the age of 66.
Jacques Cartier sailed on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada.
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 Jacques Cartier
Cartier returned to Stadacon5, and in a fort, which he had built on the St. Charles, passed a terrible winter ; and, after treacherously possessing himself of the person of Donnacona and his chiefs, returned, with marvellous stories of his discoveries, to St. Malo, 16 July, 1536.
Cartier, in the capacity of captain-general, joined the expedition of Roberval, who was made lieutenant governor and viceroy of the numerous American territories, and preceded the latter, leaving St. Malo, 23 May, 1541.
It is said that Cartier, at the king's request, set out to fetch Ro-berval home, and we may infer that he did so, if it is true that he lived for many years at St. Malo, where Thevet, the cosmographer, the personal friend of Cartier and Roberval, spent five months with him.
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 History of Nova Scotia, Bk1, Pt1, Ch3, Early European Explorers.
Before we deal with such known explorers as Cabot and Cartier, we must acknowledge the thousands of seafaring men, who, in the process of making a living, came to the shores of America, especially those that are washed by the waters that flow over the great fishing banks of the northwestern Atlantic.
Cartier and his men were the first organized group of Europeans to spend a winter in Canada.
The principal point to be made of Cartier's voyages is that Cartier had claimed the explored lands for the King of France; and, at least around the mouth of the St. Lawrence, this was the same territory which Cabot had ceremoniously claimed for England, 40 odd years earlier.
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 Jacques Cartier
Cartier returned to Stadacone, and in a fort, which he had built on the St. Charles, passed a terrible winter ; and, after treacherously possessing himself of the person of Donnacona and his chiefs, returned, with marvellous stories of his discoveries, to St. Malo, 16 July, 1536.
The viceroy was indignant, and ordered him to return; but Cartier succeeded, under cover of night, in abandoning the expedition, and, instead of proceeding to the St. Lawrence, bade adieu to New France on his way to the old, steered eastward, and returned to St. Malo.
It is said that Cartier, at the king's request, set out to fetch Roberval home, and we may infer that he did so, if it is true that he lived for many years at St. Malo, where Thevet, the cosmographer, the personal friend of Cartier and Roberval, spent five months with him.
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 Jacques Cartier - The New Continent - 16th Century - Pathfinders and Passageways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On May 6, 1536, Cartier again returned to France, this time with ten people from Canada, including Chief Donnacona, to repeat their stories of gold and silver found in "the Kingdom of Saguenay" situated in the northern interior of Québec.
Cartier was named Captain General and master pilot of the vessels.
Cartier had some gold and quartz crystals extracted, which he thought were diamonds, before returning to Hochelaga with the intention of getting over the Lachine Rapids.
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 Jacques Cartier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Jacques Cartier was born in Saint-Malo, France in 1492.
Cartier's expedition was to find a quicker sea passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to the Spice Islands, and to claim lands in North America for France.
Cartier later named the entire region Canada ("Kanata" means village or settlement in the Huron-Iroquois language).
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 Cartier, Jacques - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
CARTIER, JACQUES [Cartier, Jacques], 1491-1557, French navigator, first explorer of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and discoverer of the St. Lawrence River.
Hitherto the region had been considered cold and forbidding, interesting only because of the Labrador and Newfoundland fisheries, but Cartier's reports of a warmer, more fertile region in New Brunswick and on the Gaspé and of an inlet of unknown extent stimulated the king to dispatch him on a second expedition.
Although Cartier's discoveries were of major geographical importance and the claims of the French to the St. Lawrence valley were based on them, he failed in his primary object, the discovery of the Northwest Passage and natural resources.
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 Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier came from the French court of King Francis I to explore North America.
When Cartier sailed farther up the gulf and into the Bay of Gaspé, he and his men were greeted warmly by a group from the Iroquoian nation of Stadaconé.
The chief, who was inviting Cartier into their camp, replied "kanata," their word for village, as well as their name for the area around their home, Stadaconé.
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