Jacques Cartier led three expeditions to North America in the 16th century hoping to find a route to Asia, as well as gold. His trips were financed by the French monarch, King Francis. Unfortunately for Cartier, he never... More »

Explorer Jacques Cartier took three voyages to present day North America during his exploration of Canada. His first trip, which began on April 20, 1534, took him from France to the west coast of Newfoundland where he fo... More »

Jacques Cartier is known for exploring and claiming Canada for the French empire. Cartier, who was originally interested in finding a westward passage to Asia, is credited as being the first European to map the Gulf of S... More »

Jacques Cartier, a French navigator, and his crew formed the first European expedition that sailed up the St. Lawrence River and established the French claim to territory in Canada. Cartier was born in St. Malo's seaport... More »

French explorer Jacques Cartier extensively explored the eastern region of Canada, ultimately allowing the French government to lay claim to lands within Canada. In addition to securing future land acquisition for the Fr... More »

French explorer Jacques Cartier is most known for exploring the northern region of the Americas along the St. Lawrence River, and ultimately giving Canada its name. Cartier supported many prominent explorers before makin... More »

Captain James Cook set out on his first expedition to find the planet Venus, went about his second expedition to find the southern continent and went out on his third expedition to find a passage between North America an... More »