Jacques Cartier

1491 - 1557

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Cartier has received more than 1,945,915 page views. His biography is available in 136 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Jacques Cartier is the 15th most popular explorer (up from 16th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from France (down from 132nd in 2019) and the most popular French Explorer.

Jacques Cartier was a French explorer who is most famous for discovering the St. Lawrence River and claiming Canada for France.

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Among explorers, Jacques Cartier ranks 15 out of 405Before him are Roald Amundsen, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Francis Drake, Francisco Pizarro, and Prince Henry the Navigator. After him are Fridtjof Nansen, Erik the Red, David Livingstone, Jacques Cousteau, Xuanzang, and Leif Erikson.

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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, Martin Bucer, Lapu-Lapu, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Nicolò da Ponte, Francisco de Sá de Miranda, and Teofilo Folengo. Among people deceased in 1557, Jacques Cartier ranks 1After him are Anne of Cleves, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Pontormo, John III of Portugal, Bona Sforza, Olaus Magnus, Mikael Agricola, Sebastian Cabot, Lautaro, Emperor Go-Nara, and Giovanni Francesco Straparola.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Cartier ranks 139 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-François Champollion (1790), Jacques Chirac (1932), Charles VIII of France (1470), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Jean-François Millet (1814), and Charles VI of France (1368). After him are Hugh Capet (940), François Viète (1540), Edward IV of England (1442), Évariste Galois (1811), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), and Louis XI of France (1423).

Among EXPLORERS In France

Among explorers born in France, Jacques Cartier ranks 1After him are Jacques Cousteau (1910), Jeanne Baret (1740), Pytheas (-380), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), Samuel de Champlain (1567), Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643), Jean de Béthencourt (1362), and Jean Chardin (1643).