Early years He was well educated of cartography, navigation, astronomy, mathematics, and seamanship. He studied in Dieppe, a major French center for navigators. He had a good marriage with Catherine Des Granches, the daughter of Jacques Des Granches a chevalier du roi and constable of Saint-Malo.
Contributions andAchievements He became a very highly respected navigator Established Montreal, Canada Sailed the St. Lawrence river
Jacques cartier He became a highly respected sailor to go on three expeditions His first voyage was to search for the Northwest passage but failed His second voyage was to go back to Canada His last voyage was to Jean Roberval find a colony in Canada.
Back roundDate of birth and place He was born in 1491 in Seaport of Saint Malo, France His parents were Jamet Cartier and Geseline Jansart Jacques Cartier was the second of five children to be born.
The route toCanadaHe sailed up the St. Lawrenceriver and recognized for whatit was. He continued onestablishingMontreal, Canada. Theyspent the winter at an indianvillage near Quebec, whereCartier watched 25 of hismen die from scurvy. Thenhe kidnapped 12 indians andits chief and headed toFrance.
Place lived inCartier went to sea also justwhen he was a boy. He was arespectful mariner, Improvedhis social status in 1520 bymarrying Catherine DesGranches, member of a leadingfamily. His good name in St.Malo is recognized by itsfrequent appearance inbaptismal registers as godfatheror witness.
CartiersshipThe ships namewas GrandeHermine. It was asmall ship of 60tons.
Did You know? He kidnapped 12 indians, including the chief, and headed toward France. He only took two small ships and 61 crew member in search for the Northwest passage. He sailed inland, going 1,000 miles up the St. Lawrence river.
Conclusion Jacques Cartier was a highly respected sailor so the king sent him out on an expedition to find a Nothwest passage. Jacques though did not find it. He was believed that he accompanied Giovanni da Verrazzano on his expeditions to North America exploring the Northeast from Cape Fear, North Carolina to Maine and also a voyage to Brazil. He was an explorer who sailed New Foundland and the St. Lawrence river