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 was a French navigator sent by King Francis I to the New World in 1534 to search for riches and for a new route to Asia. Cartier's exploration of the St. Lawrence River resulted in France claiming lands t... More »

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French explorers came to the New World, including America, to find a route to the Pacific Ocean and to establish a successful colonial empire. The goal in developing the colonies was to export goods such as sugar, spices... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »