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James Wolfe

(1727—1759) army officer


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(1727–59)

British general. As one of the leaders of the expedition sent to seize French Canada, he played a vital role in the capture of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island in 1758. The following year he commanded the attack on the French capital, the city of Quebec. He was fatally wounded while leading his troops to victory on the Plains of Abraham, the scene of the battle that was to lead to British control of Canada.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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