Jacques Cartier

(1491- 1557) French seaman born in St-Malo.
Jacques Cartier discovered Canada in 1534 on behalf of the King François I.
He came back to Canada in 1535, 1541and 1542. He tried the first colonisation in 1541 but one year later,
had to declare the colonisation a failure
and rapatriated all the settlers back to France. Has left manuscripts.

Created by Jean-Eudes Germain