Category:Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette

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English: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, (formerly Marquis de) Lafayette (or la Fayette) was a French military officer born in the Haute-Loire region of France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution.

Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette 
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French general and politician
Date of birth 6 September 1757
Date of death 20 May 1834 / 19 May 1834
Place of burial
  • Picpus Cemetery
Country of citizenship
Educated at
Member of
  • American Philosophical Society
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Emkendorfer Kreis
Position held
  • member of the French National Assembly
Native language
  • Michel du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette
  • Marie Louise Jolie de La Rivière
Work location
Award received
  • Knight of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis
  • names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe
  • Honorary citizen of the United States
  • Godfather promotion of Special Military School of Saint-Cyr
Authority control
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