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  Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
La Fayette is considered a national hero in both France and the United States and is one of only six people in history to become an Honorary U.S. Citizen.
La Fayette was born at the Château de Chavaniac, Haute-Loire, in the Auvergne area of France.
La Fayette appreciated the situation as soon as it was explained to him, and immediately expressed his desire to serve in the American army upon two conditions—that he should receive no pay, and that he should act as a volunteer.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The family of La Fayette, to the cadet branch of which he belonged, received its title from an estate in Aix, Auvergne, which belonged in the 13th century to the Motier family.
La Fayette appreciated the situation as soon as it was explained to him, and immediately expressed his desire to serve in the American army upon two conditions--that he should receive no pay, and that he should act as a volunteer.
Though the commander of a division, La Fayette's never had many troops in his charge, and whatever military talents he possessed were not of the kind which appeared to conspicuous advantage on the theatre to which his wealth and family influence rather than his soldierly gifts had called him.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/marquis_de_la_fayette.html   (2269 words)

  
 Marquis de Lafayette
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquies de la Fayette, was born at the chateau of Chavaniac in Auvergne, France, on the 6th of September 1757.
La Fayette was nineteen and a captain of dragoons when the English colonies in America proclaimed their independence.
La Fayette appreciated the situation as soon as it was explained to him, and immediately expressed his desire to serve in the American army upon two conditions -- that he should receive no pay, and that he should act as a volunteer.
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 MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE - LoveToKnow Article on MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LA FAYETTE, MARQUIS DE do everything in his power to merit a continuance of the same affection from America." He won the confidence of Vergennes.
The battle of Yorktown, in which La Fayette bore an honorable if not a distinguished part, was trie last of the war, and terminated his military career in the United States.
He had been promoted (1781) to the rank of marechal de camp (major-general) in the French army, and he received every token of regard from his sovereign and his countrymen.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LA/LA_FAYETTE_MARQUIS_DE.htm   (234 words)

  
 Archive, Volume 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834), is rightfully considered one of the heroes of the American Revolution.
In reality, La Fayette became unwittingly entwined in an intrigue woven by Comte Charles de Broglie, the former head of the French Intelligence Service, who was desirous to take the place of George Washington as leader of the American military.
La Fayette was born in Auvergne in 1757.
www.srmason-sj.org /web/heredom-files/volume6/la-fayette.htm   (941 words)

  
 Marquis de la Fayette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born at the chateau of Chavaniac, Haute-Loire in Auvergne, France.
At the first news of this quarrel, he afterwards wrote in his memoirs, "my heart was enrolled in it." The count de Broglie, whom he consulted, discouraged his zeal for the cause of liberty.
Though two British cruisers had been sent in pursuit of him, he landed safely near Georgetown, South Carolina on June 13, 1777 after a tedious voyage of nearly two months, and hastened to Philadelphia, then the seat of government of the colonies.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/marquis_de_la_fayette   (2338 words)

  
 DearLads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Indeed, he did not mention La Fayette's father in his description of the battle of Minden in "With Frederick the Great." In "True to the Old Flag," his coverage of the Marquis was but scanty.
La Fayette's real-life story even includes an amazing coincidence, such as might have been used by Henty as "foreshadowing," a writing device he used in many of his stories.
La Fayette was a member of the nobility, while Henty's heroes are almost always, while not poor, at least "common." In addition, La Fayette married when he was 16 years old.
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 Fayette County Tennessee Republican Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fayette County is located in southwestern Tennessee and is bordered by: Shelby County (west), Tipton County and Haywood County (north) and Hardeman County (east).
Fayette County borders the state of Mississippi to the south (Marshall County and Benton County).
The name Fayette was chosen to honor the Marquis de la Fayette, a French general and statesman "who played a vital role in the Yorktown campaign which brought victory and independence to the American colonies".
www.fayettecountygop.com /about.htm   (502 words)

  
 The Surrender of General Cornwallis
The marquis advanced to Richmond; but such was the superiority of numbers on the side of the British that he retired with his little army, which consisted of about one thousand regulars, two thousand militia, and sixty dragoons.
The legion of the Duke de Lauzun, and a brigade of militia under General Weedon, the whole commanded by the French general De Choise, were directed to watch and restrain the enemy on the side of Gloucester; and the grand combined army, on the 30th of September, moved down to the investiture of Yorktown.
The Marquis de la Fayette commanded the American detachment of light infantry, against the redoubt on the extreme left of the British works; and the Baron de Viomenil led the French grenadiers and chasseurs against the other, which was farther towards the British right, and nearer the French lines.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Great_Republic_By_the_Master_Historians_Vol_II/surrender_hi.html   (2137 words)

  
 Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution - part 9 of 16
The then Marquis de la Fayette was placed in the second committee, of which the Count D'Artois was president, and as money matters were the object, it naturally brought into view every circumstance connected with it.
de la Fayette made a verbal charge against Calonne for selling crown lands to the amount of two millions of livres, in a manner that appeared to be unknown to the king.
As M. de la Fayette, from the experience of what he had seen in America, was better acquainted with the science of civil government than the generality of the members who composed the Assembly of the Notables could then be, the brunt of the business fell considerably to his share.
www.ushistory.org /paine/rights/c1-018.htm   (2610 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the US - France/US
The French marquis La Fayette, who once gave a helping hand to the USA, will remain a symbol of liberty forever, as is mentioned in the document.
Born in 1757 at Chavaniac, in the Auvergne Marie Joseph Paul Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, joined the King’s army at the age of fifteen.
La Fayette visited more than 182 towns and left the country rich in memories, gift (36,000 acres of land in Florida) and silver.
www.info-france-usa.org /news/statmnts/2002/lafayette071702.asp   (552 words)

  
 LOUISE DE LA FAYETTE - LoveToKnow Article on LOUISE DE LA FAYETTE
1616-1665), was one of the fourteen children of John, comte de La Fayette, and Marguerite de Bourbon-Busset.
The king did indeed make her the confidante of his affairs and of his resentment against the cardinal, but she, far from repeating his confidences to the minister, set h~rself to encourage the king in his resistance to Richelieus dominion.
At the time of her death in January 1665 Mlle de La Fayette was superior of a convent of her order which she had founded at Chaillot.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LA/LA_FAYETTE_LOUISE_DE.htm   (270 words)

  
 Catalog Number 4
Until recently the portrait was thought to represent the Marquis de La Fayette; however, its description in the artist's Souvenirs leaves no doubt as to the sitter's true identification: "I was not yet married when the Prince of Nassau, who was then in his youth, was introduced to me by the Abbe Giroux.
Charlotte de Mailly was the divorced wife of a member of the Catholic branch of the House of Orange, Emmanuel of Nassau-Siegen.
(as portrait of the Marquis de La Fayette); Baillio, 1980, pp.
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 Pittsburgh CVB
Fayette County was created on September 26, 1783, from part of Westmoreland County and named in honor of the Marquis de la Fayette.
Fayette County, which is part of the Laurel Highlands, is the home of many historic sites, natural attractions, and recreational activities.
In the middle of the quiet countryside of Fayette County lies Ohiopyle.
www.pittsburgh-cvb.org /sitelink/index.cfm?contentID=282   (144 words)

  
 La Fayette
La Fayette was a major general in the American army at age 20, and friend of George Washington (who treated him like a son).
La Fayette was greeted triumphantly on his return to France he danced a quadrille with Marie-Antoinette at the Trianon and was treated kindly by Louis XVI despite his progressive political opinions.
La Fayette henceforth appeared suspect to everyone, manoeuvring as he did between revolutionary and royalist factions.
www.chateauversailles.fr /en/250_La_Fayette.php   (588 words)

  
 Fayette, Iowa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fayette is a city located in Fayette County, Iowa.
It was named after the Marquis de la Fayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War.
Fayette is located at 42°50'33" North, 91°48'11" West (42.842414, -91.803013)
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Fayette,_Iowa   (446 words)

  
 http://www.flssar.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The marquis was with Washington at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey in June 1778.
At a banquet at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, the marquis was seated between former presidents Jefferson and James Madison.
After he alighted from his carriage, the marquis was escorted into town by men and boys with lighted candles on one side of the road and women and girls with lighted candles on the other side.
www.flssar.org /lafayett.html   (4224 words)

  
 Chateau de Reignac - Reignac sur Indre - Review of Chateau de Reignac 4 Stars
Chateau de Reignac, with its two towers dating from the 15th century, stands near Loches in the region of Val de Loire so often celebrated by poets.
Extended at the beginning of the 18th, it became the Marquis de La Fayette's property.
Chateau de Reignac brings you the opportunity to live "out of time" moments by walking in the park with its secular trees, having a drink in the 18th century living rooms, relaxing in the comfortable library or listening to your favourite opera in the music room close to the chapel.
www.jpmoser.com /chateaudereignac.html   (231 words)

  
 A French Officer Describes Washington's Headquarters (1780)
de la Fayette was in conversation with a tall man, five foot nine inches high, (about five foot ten inches and a half English) of a noble and mild countenance.
The troops ought to thank me for it, for the rain was falling with redoubled force; they were dismissed, therefore, and we arrived heartily wet at the Marquis de la Fayette's quarters, where I warmed myself with.
The conversation was calm and agreeable; his Excellency was pleased to enter with me into the particulars of some of the principal operations of the war, but always with a modesty and conciseness, which proved that it was from pure complaisance he mentioned it....
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 de Noailles
Louis Marie de Noailles (no-ay), was the second son of Marshal de Mouchy, born at Paris the 17th of April, 1756.
La Fayette, thanks to his fortune, was able to carry out his project.
Vicomte de Noailles, brother-in-law of Lafayette, lieutenant Col. of Regiment Soissonais at Yorktown.
www.mcn.org /2/noel/Noailles.htm   (2408 words)

  
 The Life of George Washington
Marquis de la Fayette arrives, and gives assurances that a French fleet and army might soon be expected on the American coast.
In this state of languor Marquis de la Fayette arrived from France, with assurances that a French fleet and army might soon be expected on the coast.
Trusting that the promised support would be forwarded with all possible dispatch, he sent on to the French commanders by the Marquis de la Fayette, definite proposals for commencing the siege of New-York.
www.earlyamerica.com /lives/gwlife/chapt7?M=A   (3621 words)

  
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Sam Neill's appearances in the French Revolution: by Erika Grams, 1995 Approximate time is based on a continuous tape of both parts of the mini-series and reflects the hour and minute from the beginning of the tape.
After entering: K: And you Mr La Fayette, you have something to tell me? L: Your Majesty, the volunteers who have been mobilized for the defense of Paris have taken the name "Garde Nationale" (National Guard) and have designated me their General.
La Fayette replies that "We are the king's guard" rather than his abductors.
www.ibiblio.org /samneill/films/french.txt   (1279 words)

  
 Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution - part 2 of 16
de la Fayette went to America at the early period of the war, and continued a volunteer in her service to the end.
It was at the moment that this storm was pending (July 11th) that a declaration of rights was brought forward by M. de la Fayette, and is the same which is alluded to earlier.
The particular reason for bringing it forward at this moment (M. de la Fayette has since informed me) was that, if the National Assembly should fall in the threatened destruction that then surrounded it, some trace of its principles might have the chance of surviving the wreck.
www.ushistory.org /Paine/rights/c1-011.htm   (2949 words)

  
 Thacher - Biographies
The marquis was well apprised that he exposed himself to the loss of his fortune by the laws of France; and that, should he fall into the hands of the English on his passage, he would be liable to a confinement of uncertain duration, and without a prospect of being exchanged.
When in December, 1784, the marquis was about to take his final departure from America, Congress appointed a committee, consisting of one member from each state, to receive him, and in the name of Congress to take leave of him in such manner as might strongly manifest their esteem and regard for him.
The marquis made a very respectful and affectionate reply, in which he expressed the lively feelings of a heart devoted to the welfare of our rising empire, and gratefully acknowledged that, at a time when an inexperienced youth, he was favored with his respected friend's paternal adoption.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Georgia Biographies Marquis de La Fayett File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Barbara Winge barbarawinge@yahoo.com http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/gafiles.htm Georgia Table of Contents: GILBERT MOTTIER, MARQUIS de LA FAYETTE Gilbert Mottier, Marquis de La Fayette, was born on the 6th of September, 1757, in France.
He was educated in Paris, and in 1774 married the Countess de Noilles.
FAYETTE COUNTY, GEORGIA This county is a portion of the territory acquired by the United States for the use of the State of Georgia, from the Creek Indians, by a treaty made at the Indian Springs.
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 Lafayette Web Page
The Lafayette [La Fayette] family was of ancient nobility, an ancestor served as a marshal of France under Charles VII in the Hundred Years' War.
This is an historical and patriotic society dedicated to the memory of Marquis Gilbert Motier de Lafayette.
The papers found at La Grange are not the whole of the Lafayette family papers.
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 Historic
On 11 April 1774, Marquis de La Fayette married the youngest of the Duke of Noailles's five daughters in the residence.
Upon returning from America, La Fayette was visited by Queen Marie Antoinette on 15 February 1779, as reported on the plaque commemorating the event.
The establishment founded by Eugène-Michel Meurice was moved to number 228-230, rue de Rivoli in order to expand the company in 1832.
www.clarionsaintjames.com /clarion/clarion.nsf/ToDocWebWo/90   (191 words)

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