The last major battle of the French and Indian War was the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec. It took place on Sept. 13, 1759.
The French and Indian War is the American name for the Seven Years War that embroiled most of Europe from 1756 to 1763, according to the U.S. Department of State. The Battle of the Plains of Abraham was the last major land engagement of the war in North America and resulted in the loss of Canada for the French. The British General James Wolfe died in the final assault on Quebec. His death inspired many American and British novels, songs and paintings. The Seven Years War continued for another three years, but the French and Indian War effectively ended with the capture of Quebec.