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Cartier's 3rd Voyage of Discovery and Settlement. He brought with him 400 settlers on five ships and settled not far from Quebec City (Donnacona) at a place which is called Cap Rouge, today just down the St Lawrence from Quebec. He continued his explorations and returned home after a terrible winter in which a large majority of his fellow adventurers died due to disease and the cold. The settlement failed and there was no further activity in terms of settlements until Samuel de Champlain returned in 1608 to found the actual settlement which would become Quebec City. Cartier never returned to Canada and died at home in Limoilou, just outside St Malo in 1557, where he is buried in St Vincent Cathedral.