Quebéc City History

  • Sep 14, 1535


    Jacques Cartier discovers a large Iroquois village called Stadacona. In May of 1536, he returned to France, taking some of the Iroquois with them. The chief of Stadacona was among those captured.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Samuel de Champlain
    Samuel de Champlain founded a settlement at Stadacona on the St. Lawrence River, and he called it Québec. It is an Algonquian Indian word that means "where the river narrows".
  • Battle of Québec: 1690

    Battle of Québec: 1690
    In 1690, the fleet of Sir William Phips, the governor of Massachusetts, attempted to take Québec. They were easily beaten back by the governor of Québec and his troops.
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    The Seven Years' War

    Note: Unfortunately, our researchers were not able to find the exact date of the beginning of the Seven Years' War.
  • Battle of the Plains of Abraham

    Battle of the Plains of Abraham
    The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, named after the area it took place at, was a fight between the British and the French for control of Québec City. The trained British professionals under James Wolfe prevailed over the French militiamen from the local population under Louis-Joseph de Montcalm.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    In the Treaty of Paris, France transferred ownership of Canada (including Québec City) to Britain.
  • Battle of Québec: 1775

    Battle of Québec: 1775
    American revolutionaries attempted to capture Québec City, but they were beaten back by the British troops.