Jacques Cartier was born in Saint Malo, France in on Dec. 31, 1491 and died in Sep. 1, 1557 because of a disease.
Cartier was a sailor / fisherman before he started his main career as an explorer.
Cartier's motive for exploring was to find gold and other treasures, and find a passage to China.
Cartier's sponsoring country was his home country of France.
Cartier began his voyage in France and traveled to the land that is now Canada. (Cartier was the person who named Canada.)
He discovered an entrance to the St. Lawrence river.