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Gilbert Du Motier

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Birthday
6, 1757
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 20, 1834 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1757
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 20, 1834 (76)

About

French war hero who was a military officer and served as a general in the American Revolutionary War. He was also a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution.

Before Fame

He studied at the College du Plessis and was commissioned an officer in the Musketeers when he was 13 years old.

Trivia

In 1957, his image was featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp to commemorate his 200th birthday.

Family Life

He was born to colonel of grenadiers Michel Louis Christophe Roch Gilbert Paulette du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette and Marie Louise Jolie de La Rivière.

Associated With

He was invited by President James Monroe to visit the United States from 1824 until 1825 to celebrate the nation's 50th anniversary.