19/05/1535 French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail for North America
Jacques Cartier: French Explorer That Named Canada - Fast Facts | History
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A Day In History: Jacques Cartier Settles In Canada
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Jacques Cartier was a French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. He embarked on his second voyage to North America with three ships and 110 men in search of the Northwest Passage to China. Reaching the St. Lawrence River, he sailed upstream and inland for the first time, arriving in the Iroquoian capital of Stadacona, where Chief Donnacona ruled.
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