Jacques CARTIER

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FrenchBorn Jacques CARTIER

French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France

Born on September 14, 1491 in Saint-Malo , France

Died on August 22, 1557 in Saint-Malo , France

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Jacques Cartier was born in Saint-Malo, the port on the north-west coast of Brittany. Cartier, who was a respectable mariner, improved his social status in 1520 by marrying Mary Catherine des Granches, member of a leading family. His good name in Saint-Malo is recognized by its frequent appearance in baptismal registers as godfather or witness.



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