Jacques Cartier cause of death

Jacques Cartier's Death

Born (Birthday) December 31, 1491

Death Date September 1, 1557

Age of Death 65 years

Cause of Death N/A

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The explorer Jacques Cartier died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

French explorer of Breton descent who claimed Canada for France and was the first European to venture inland in America.

He married a member of a prestigious French family in 1520 to improve his social status.

He was the first European to depict and chart the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the coasts of the Saint Lawrence River.

Personal Life

He married Mary Catherine des Granches.

He, unlike Christopher Columbus, traveled inland after arriving in North America.

How did Jacques Cartier die?

Cartier spent the rest of his life in Saint-Malo and his nearby estate, where he often was useful as an interpreter in Portuguese. He died at age 65 on September 1, 1557, during an epidemic, possibly of typhus, though many sources list his cause of death as unknown. Cartier is interred in Saint-Malo Cathedral.

Quotes

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

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