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Louis-Joseph de Montcalm

February 28th, 1712 - September 14th, 1759

French lieutenant general of the Royal armies in New France


Louis Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon, Marquis de Saint-Véran, dit de Montcalm.

He entered the Army when he was nine years old and was known for being an impetuous, vain officer, with a tendency to do things his way only. Promoted Major-General and commander of the French troops in Canada, he was dispatched to New France in 1756, where he fought against the English, whom he dominated thanks to his audacity and ability to move around swiftly. However, on September 14, 1759, he died, consequent on an injury suffered the previous day on the Plains of Abraham, near the Québec fortifications. The consequence of this defeat for France was the loss the city of Québec, followed by the loss of the whole of New France.

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