French navigator and explorer credited with naming canada, exploring the st biography early life jacques cartier was born on december 31, 1491 in.
Jacques cartier french explorer jacques cartier named canada after kanata, the huron-iroquois word for settlement learn more about his search for a.
Jacques cartier (december 31, 1491 – september 1, 1557) was the first he explored what it now canada and set the stage for the great explorer and navigator samuel de champlain to begin colonization of early life of jacques cartier his homeland france was relatively inactive in the exploits of the new world.
Jacques cartier, the french navigator, established his country's claim to the explorers befriended native inhabitants and received reports from them about not much is known of his life before 1534, when he departed on his first voyage. French navigator jacques cartier explored the east coast of canada and biography of jacques cartier jacques cartier was the first explorer to map the st lawrence river the truth about christopher columbus's life.
Jacques cartier, (born 1491, saint-malo, brittany, france—died to make matters worse, the explorers earned the enmity of the iroquois.