Jacques Cartier

1491 - 1557

Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier (UK: KAR-tee-ay, also US: KAR-tee-AY, kar-TYAY, French: [ʒak kaʁtje], Quebec French: [- kaʁt͡sje]; Breton: Jakez Karter; December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French-Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Cartier has received more than 1,693,646 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Jacques Cartier ranks 16 out of 367Before him are Bartolomeu Dias, Zheng He, Francis Drake, Francisco Pizarro, Fridtjof Nansen, and Prince Henry the Navigator. After him are Leif Erikson, David Livingstone, Jacques Cousteau, Abel Tasman, Xuanzang, and Erik the Red.

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Among people born in 1491, Jacques Cartier ranks 3Before him are Henry VIII of England and Ignatius of Loyola. After him are Zhengde Emperor, Francesco Melzi, Lapu-Lapu, Martin Bucer, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Teofilo Folengo, and Francisco de Sá de Miranda. Among people deceased in 1557, Jacques Cartier ranks 1After him are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Anne of Cleves, Pontormo, John III of Portugal, Bona Sforza, Mikael Agricola, Olaus Magnus, Emperor Go-Nara, Sebastian Cabot, Lautaro, and Ferrante Gonzaga.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Cartier ranks 133 out of 4,109Before him are Hugh Capet (940), Paul Verlaine (1844), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), and Pope Clement V (1264). After him are Saint Sebastian (300), Roman Polanski (1933), Pope Urban V (1310), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Georges Braque (1882), and Octave Mirbeau (1848).

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