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Major General Sir Isaac Brock, was born on the Isle of Guernsey on October 6, 1769. During the War of 1812, Brock's daring and innovation as a leader earned him the epithet of "The Hero of Upper Canada". On August 16, 1812, with the help of his First Nations allies, Brock distinguished himself by bluffing the American General, William Hull, into surrendering Detroit.

Two months later, on October 13, Brock was faced with a large scale American invasion at Queenston Heights on the Niagara River. Even though Brock's force numbered only one thousand, and he was outnumbered three to one, Brock's superior tactics defeat the American force with only 14 of his soldiers killed. The Americans, however, suffered 250 deaths and Brock's men took 700 American prisoners.

Isaac Brock was killed during the battle.