Louis-joseph De Montcalm (War Hero)

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About Louis-joseph De Montcalm

French Army commander who served in the North American theatre of the Seven Years’ War. He died fighting the British in Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

Before Fame

Early in his military career, he fought in the Wars of Polish and Austrian Succession.

Achievement

He was victorious in the Battle of Carillon, a 1758 event in which the 4,000 men under his command defeated 16,000 British troops.

Family Life

He was born in Nimes, France to Louis-Daniel de Montcalm and Marie-Therese de Pierre.

Associations

He and British general James Wolfe fought on opposite sides of the Seven Years’ War.

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