Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Ludwig August Baron Dieskau


Dieskau, Ludwig August, Baron (1701-1767), soldier, was born in Saxony in 1701. He entered the French army, became aide-de-camp of Marshal Saxe, and in 1748 attained the rank of major-general of infantry. In 1755 he was sent to Canada as commander-in-chief of the French troops in the colony; and in September, 1755, he was defeated at lake George, and taken prisoner by the English. He remained a prisoner until 1763, when he was exchanged and returned to France ; and he died at Suresnes, near Paris, on September 8, 1767.

[Consult his biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.]

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Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 207-208.


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