James Wolfe was born at the local vicarage on 2 January 1727 (New Style or 22 December 1726 Old Style) at Westerham, Kent, the older of two sons of Colonel (later Lieutenant General) Edward Wolfe, a veteran soldier whose family was of Anglo-Irish origin, and the former Henrietta Thompson.
James Wolfe, né le 2 janvier 1727 à Westerham (Kent, Angleterre) et mort au combat le 13 septembre 1759 à Québec (Nouvelle-France) est un officier général britannique. Il est principalement connu pour sa victoire lors de la bataille des Plaines d'Abraham à la tête de l'armée britannique destinée à envahir la Nouvelle-France .
29/01/2008 · News of James Wolfe’s death quickly reached Britain, where he was seen as a military hero and martyr, the very embodiment of courage, leadership and patriotism. In his biography of Wolfe, Paths of Glory: The Life and Death of General James Wolfe (2006), Stephen Brumwell refers to Wolfe as the “first truly transatlantic celebrity.”
16/11/2022 · James (Jay) Wolfe, 89, entered eternal life on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in the family home on East Mountain, surrounded by members of his family. Jay and his late wife, Shirley Kanavy Wolfe, celebrated
James Wolfe, (born Jan. 2, 1727, Westerham, Kent, Eng.—died Sept. 13, 1759, Quebec), commander of the British army at the capture of Quebec from the French in 1759, a victory that led to British supremacy in Canada. The elder son of Lieutenant General Edward Wolfe, he was commissioned in the Royal Marines in 1741 but transferred almost immediately to the 12th Foot. Wolfe was on active ...
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In preparation for the fleet's approach to Quebec, James Cook surveyed a large portion of the river, including a dangerous channel known as The Traverse. Cook's ship was one of the first ships up the river, sounding the channel and guiding the fleet as it moved up; Wolfe and his men landed on the Île d'Orléans on 28 June.