Montcalm de Saint-Véran, Louis Joseph, marquis de

   Born in the Château de Candiac, near Nîmes, Louis Joseph, marquis de Montcalm de Saint-Véran, as commander of French forces in canada in 1756, took several forts from the British (oswego, 1756; William Henry, 1757). He was mortally wounded, however, on the Plains of Abraham as he tried to defend Quebec from a British attack during the seven years' war. The subsequent fall of Quebec (1759), then of Montreal (1760) led to the ceding of all New France (Canada) to Great Britain (Treaty of Paris, 1763).

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  • Montcalm (de Saint-Véran), Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Grozon, marquis de — born Feb. 28, 1712, Château de Candiac, France died Sept. 14, 1759, Quebec French military leader. He joined the French army at age 12 and fought in several European conflicts. In 1756 he was placed in command of French troops in North America,… …   Universalium

  • MONTCALM DE SAINT-VÉRAN (L. J. de) — MONTCALM DE SAINT VÉRAN LOUIS JOSEPH marquis de (1712 1759) Intelligent, spirituel et brave, le marquis de Montcalm, issu d’une noble famille de la région nîmoise, entre dans l’armée à quinze ans et y fait une brillante carrière; il est colonel à …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Montcalm de Saint-Véran — (Louis Joseph, marquis de) (1712 1759) général français. Chargé de défendre la Nouvelle France contre les Anglais (1756) pendant la guerre de Sept Ans, il remporta des succès, sa mobilité compensant la faiblesse de ses forces, notam. au fort… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Montcalm de Saint-Véran — (spr. mongkálm d ßängweráng), Louis Joseph, Marquis de, franz. Feldherr, geb. 28. Febr. 1712 auf dem Schloß Candiac bei Nimes, gest. 14. Sept. 1759, trat nach der Sitte seines alten Geschlechts nach strenger und gründlicher Erziehung früh in die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Montcalm, Louis Joseph, Marquis de — (1712 1759)    WM Seigneur de Saint Véran, his appointment as commander in chief in New France, 1; his friendship with Chevalier de Lévis, 3; birth and descent of, 3; education, 4; enters the army, 4; returns to Candiac, his birthplace, 5; his… …   The makers of Canada

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