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Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
  • Name: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
  • Born: 09/06/1757
  • Died: 05/20/1834 (76 years old)

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), known in the United States simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War, commanding American troops in several battles, including the Siege of Yorktown. After returning to France, he was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830.

Birth Name: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette

Awards: Order of Saint Louis

Alias: The Hero of the Two Worlds (Le Héros des Deux Mondes)

Birth Place: Chavaniac, France

Death Place: Paris, France

Source: Wikipedia

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