Question:Which luxury brand shares its name with the French explorer who is credited with naming Canada?
Cartier is luxury brand which shares its name with the French explorer (Jacques Cartier) who is credited with naming Canada.
The French luxury goods conglomerate Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells watches and jewellery.Cartier was founded by Louis-François.Established in Paris in 1847, the company has its headquarters there.
"Canada" is most likely derived from the Huron-Iroquois word "kanata," meaning "village" or "settlement." In 1535, two Aboriginal youths spoke to French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; they were actually referring to the village of Stadacona, the site of the present-day City of Québec.Having no other name, Cartier called the village "Canada," as well as the whole area controlled by its chief, Donnacona.For more information, see http://nrcan.gc.ca.