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Which luxury brand shares its name with the French explorer who is credited with naming Canada?
French explorer Jacques Cartier is known chiefly for exploring the St. Lawrence River and giving Canada its name. In 1534, France’s King Francis I authorized Cartier to lead a voyage to the New World. Cartier’s three expeditions along the St. Lawrence River would later enable France to lay claim to the lands that would become Canada. Although Cartier named the land he traveled to “Canada,” the word actually comes from the Iroquois-Huron language. These natives referred to their village as a kanata – which simply means “village” or “settlement”.
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