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Car·tier(kär-tyā′, kär′tē-ā′), Sir George Étienne 1814-1873.
Prime minister of Canada (1858-1862) who served jointly with Sir John Macdonald. He persuaded French Canadians to accept Canada's confederation (1867).
Cartier, Jacques 1491-1557.
French explorer who navigated the St. Lawrence River (1535) and laid claim to the region for France.
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(Biography) Jacques (ʒɑk). 1491–1557, French navigator and explorer in Canada, who discovered the St Lawrence River (1535)
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Car•tier(ˈkɑr tiˌeɪ, kɑrˈtyeɪ)
1. Sir George Étienne, 1814–73, Canadian prime minister 1857–62.
2. Jacques, 1491–1557, French navigator: discovered the St. Lawrence River.
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