Definitions for jacques cartier
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word jacques cartier
Cartier, Jacques Cartier(noun)
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
Jacques Cartier was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona and at Hochelaga.
Find a translation for the jacques cartier definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these jacques cartier definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"jacques cartier." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 29 Jul 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/jacques cartier>.