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Jacques Cartier's Biography

By: Vince B.
Virginia, Age 9

Jacques Cartier


Jacques Cartier was a French explorer born in 1491 in St. Malo, France. When his dad went fishing Jacques wanted to explore the lake but his dad always sad no. So when Jacques got older he became an explorer. He made three trips to Canada. Claimed Quebec & Montreal for France. In 1519 Cartier married Catherine des Granches. In 1541 Cartier asked permission to take ahead of Roberval. Roberval was going to be in charge of the next voyage to Canada, But it was taking months so the king gave Cartier permission to take control of the voyage. Then Cartier died in St. Malo, France in 1557.