Dieskau, Ludwig August, Baron

Dieskau, Ludwig August, Baron

(lo͞ot`vĭkh ou`go͞ost bärōn` dē`skou), 1701–67, French general in the French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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. In 1755 he was sent to take command of French troops in America. He led them and their Native American allies in an attack against British and colonial forces at Lake George and was defeated by the British commander Sir William JohnsonJohnson, Sir William,
1715–74, British colonial leader in America, b. Co. Meath, Ireland. He settled (1738) in the Mohawk valley, became a merchant, and gained great power among the Mohawk and other Iroquois. He acquired large landed properties, founded (1762) Johnstown, N.
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. Dieskau was captured but was exchanged in 1763.
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