Tag Archives: Jacques Cartier

Tout est perdu sauf l’honneur

King François I, the original Renaissance man, was born on September 12, 1494. During his formative years, ideas from the Italian renaissance were percolating across the border, which greatly influenced the education of the young man. When François took the … Continue reading

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Explorer toutes les pistes

On April 20, 1534, Jacques Cartier set out from Saint Malo, Brittany at the request of Francis I, on the explorer’s first attempt to find a western passage to Asia. The trip across the ocean was accomplished in 20 days, but Cartier didn’t … Continue reading

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