Portrait of Jacques Cartier by ThÃ©ophile Hamel, ca. 1844. No contemporary portraits of Cartier are known.
|Born||December 31, 1491
St. Malo, Duchy of Brittany
|Died||September 1, 1557
St. Malo, Kingdom of France
|Occupation||French navigator and explorer|
|Known for||First European to travel inland in North America. Claimed what is now known as Canada for France.|