History's HEROES? Dated December 31, 1491 - September 1, 1557

Jacques Cartier

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Explored parts of it


  • Cartier explorations led to other French explorations of North America.
  • Cartier's men built a settlement near what is now Quebec City in Canada.


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
  • Clever
  • Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
  • Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
  • Decisive
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Wise
  • Honest
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Just and fair minded

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"I am inclined to believe that this is the land God gave to Cain. " - Jacques Cartier

The man who explored part of Canada and was French

Jacques Cartier was a French Explorer who explored part of Canada.

He was born on December 31, 1491. He was French. He explored parts of Canada. He built a settlement near Quebec City. He died on September 1, 1557.

Life in Jacques Cartier's world

Many places were still unexplored

Was Jacques Cartier a Hero?

Things you might not know about Jacques Cartier

Born at St. Malo, Brittany.


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