Montcalm is born on February 28 in Candiac, France.
Montcalm embarks on a military career.
Wolfe is born on January 2 in Westerham, England.
Montcalm marries Angélique-Louise Talon
de Boulay, with whom he has ten children
(five surviving to adulthood).
Wolfe first sees action at the Battle of
Dettingen in Germany.
Wolfe serves in Scotland during the Jacobite
Rebellion, including the Battle of Culloden.
Montcalm is promoted to major-general and given command of the French army in Canada.
Montcalm wins victories at Forts Oswego,
William Henry and Carillon.
Wolfe plays a leading role in the capture of
Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island. Returning
briefly to Britain, he becomes engaged to
On September 13, Wolfe leads the British
across the Plains of Abraham. Montcalm fails
to defend the city. Both generals die.