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Wolfe

 (wo͝olf), James 1727-1759.
British general in Canada. He defeated the French at Quebec (1759) but was mortally wounded in the battle.
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Wolfe

(wʊlf)
n
1. (Biography) James. 1727–59, English soldier, who commanded the British capture of Quebec, in which he was killed
2. (Biography) Thomas (Clayton). 1900–38, US novelist, noted for his autobiographical fiction, esp Look Homeward, Angel (1929)
3. (Biography) Tom, full name Thomas Kennerly Wolfe. born 1931, US author and journalist; his books include The Right Stuff (1979) and the novels Bonfire of the Vanities (1987), and A Man in Full (1998)
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Wolfe

(wʊlf)

n.
1. James, 1727–59, English general.
2. Thomas (Clayton), 1900–38, U.S. novelist.
3. Tom (Thomas Kennerly Wolfe, Jr.), born 1931, U.S. novelist and journalist.
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Noun1.Wolfe - United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931)Wolfe - United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931)
2.Wolfe - United States writer best known for his autobiographical novels (1900-1938)
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To showcase this expertise, consider the example of combined operations--which means "more than one service" by his formulation and "joint" to today's American military--that recounts General James Wolfe's multiple landings and eventually successful assault upon Quebec in 1759.
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The triumph of James Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham in September 1759 has often been regarded as the crowning glory of the miraculous 'Year of Victories.' Historians have long known, however, that this victory did not necessarily ensure British control over North America.
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1759: The British under General James Wolfe won the Battle of Quebec - but Wolfe (pictured) was shot and died in the fighting.
Once ashore, Brigadier James Wolfe was able to gauge the range of the fortress's guns and to locate the initial position that Amherst would use for the first parallel in the siege that ensued.