Jacques Cartier was born December 31, 1491 in Saint- malo and deid september 1, 1557saint- malo
He helped France claim parts of North America. He explored what is now prince Edward Island and the gulf of st. Lawrence near Canada.He visited American Indians. He called them the hill Mont real meaning royal mountain.
He told France king about his voyage when he returned to France in 1536.In 1541 the king sent Jacques back to Canada to set up colonies . Jacques crew built a fort,but returned ot France