Napoleon founded the French Empire But Samuel de Champlain and Jacques Cartier Is Consider As The Founders of The Nation of France. Like Cartier he was ordered to find riches and a shipping/trade route for France. He accomplished a lot.
His skills as a cartographer helped him create detailed maps along the Atlantic coast. He founded Quebec City and established a military alliance with the Huron peoples. 20 years of hard work lead to the basic infrastructure needed for a colony.