Library and Archives Canada, the Fondation Lionel-Groulx, the Macdonald Stewart Foundation and the Société historique de Montréal invite you to a lecture by Gilles Foucqueron entitled "Jacques Cartier, témoin de son temps à l'heure des découvertes" [Jacques Cartier, Witness of his Time in the Age of Discovery].
- Presentation in French with simultaneous English translation
- Thursday, November 28, 2019
- 7 pm
A specialist on the history of Saint-Malo, France, Gilles Foucqueron is also the author of the book Jacques Cartier : explorateur du Canada [Jacques Cartier: Explorer of Canada]. Born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, Jacques Cartier remains today one of the best-known mariners in the world. Who hasn't heard of this explorer born in 1491 and his ambitious project to sail towards Cathay (now China ), land of the Great Khan, to discover a new route and new lands? It is to this captain from Saint-Malo, supported by King Francis I of France, that we owe the first pages of French-Canadian history.
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- Library and Archives Canada
- 395 Wellington, Ottawa
Seating is limited, so please register.