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Tanaghrisson

Tanaghrisson (unknown-1754) was born a Catawba but was adopted by the Senecas, a member of the Iroquois League. He became a chief, but was labeled the "Half King" because all of his decisions had t...

Marquis Duquesne

Ange Duquesne de Menneville, Marquis Duquesne (c.1700-1778) was the governor-general of New France from 1752 to 1755. Believing that French interests in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Valley...

George Washington

George Washington (1732-1799) was an officer in Virginia's provincial militia, the commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and the first president of the independent Unite...

Edward Braddock

Edward Braddock (c.1695-1755) was major-general in the British Army. He was dispatched to America in 1754 to restore and strengthen British positions in the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes region a...

Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal

Pierre Francois de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal (1698-1778) was the governor of French Louisiana from 1743-1752 and governor-general of New France from 1755 to 1760. He was born in Canada,...

Marquis de Montcalm

Louis Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon, Marquis de Montcalm (1712-1759) was a major general in the French military. He received a commission at age nine, began active duty at 20, and fought and was wounded...

William Pitt

William Pitt (1708-1778) was British secretary of state during the French and Indian War and later served as Prime Minister of Great Britain.Named secretary of state in 1757, Pitt resolved to commi...

James Wolfe

James Wolfe (1727-1759), a colonel in the British Army, led the successful attack against Quebec in 1759, all but ending the French and Indian War. Born into a military family, he joined the army a...
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