Definitions for "Jacques Cartier"
A French explorer, Cartier was the first to establish France's claim in the New World.
French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1 1557) was a French navigator who first explored and described the Gulf of St-Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named Canada.