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Jeffrey Amherst Baron Amherst

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Amherst, Jeffrey Amherst Baron (1717–97), British major-general who helped take Canada from the French. He commanded British forces at the capture of Louisburg on Cape Breton Island (1758), Ticonderoga and Crown Point (1759), and Montreal (1760). While governor-general of British North America (1760–63), he crushed a pro-French Indian uprising led by Pontiac.

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