Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), known in the United States 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.
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Gilbert Motier de La Fayette Seigneur of La Fayette, Pontgibaud, Ayes, Nébouzac, Saint-Romain and Montel-de-Gelat was a Marshal of France and an ancestor of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.
Gilbert Motier de La Fayette was raised at the court of Louis II, Duke of Bourbon. La Fayette served in the military under the command of Marshal Boucicaut in Italy. In 1409, after the evacuation of Genoa La Fayette returned to France. He became the Seneschal of Bourbonnais. In 1413, during the Hundred Years' War, La Fayette fought with John I, Duke of Bourbon at Soubise, Charente-Maritime. In 1415, he fought with the Duke of Bourbon at Compiègne. La Fayette was promoted to the rank of ...
La Fayette was the son of William Motier La Fayette, Seigneur of La Fayette, knight and man at arms of John, Duke of Berry. His mother was Marguerite Catherine Brun du Peschin, Dame de Pontgibaud. La Fayette had a brother, Barthélemy, Prior of Voulte and two sisters, Algaye, wife of Bérnaud du Lac, Seigneur du Montel and Gilberte, wife of Jean de Vassel, Seigneur de Vassel, a knight. La Fayette's first wife was Dauphine de Monteith whom he married in 1420. On 15 January 1423, he married ...
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis of La Fayette (Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert; 6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834) was a French artistocrat, politician and Liberal thinker. His name is also spelled Lafayette. He believed in Enlightenment, and played an important role both in the American War of Independence and the French Revolution.
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Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, dit « La Fayette », né le 6 septembre 1757 au château de Chavaniac, paroisse de Saint-Georges-d'Aurac et mort le 20 mai 1834 à Paris, est un noble d'orientation libérale, officier et homme politique français et américain. Convaincu que la cause des insurgés américains est noble, il s'engage dans leur guerre révolutionnaire en 1777, à la recherche de la gloire. Nommé général par George Washington à l'âge de 19 ans, La Fayette joue un ...
Michel du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (1731–1759) French soldier and father of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834) : important participant in the American Revolution , the 1789 French Revolution and the 1830 French Revolution .
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquês de La Fayette (Chavaniac, 6 de setembro de 1757 – Paris, 20 de maio de 1834), conhecido nos Estados Unidos simplesmente como La Fayette ou pelo apelido ou epíteto "O Herói dos Dois Mundos", foi um aristocrata e militar francês que lutou pelo lado revolucionário na Guerra da Independência dos Estados Unidos e também foi uma figura ...
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Michel Louis Christophe Roch Gilbert Motier, marquis de La Fayette was a colonel in the French Grenadiers.
Michel Louis Christophe Roch Gilbert was the son of Eduoard Motier de La Fayette, the Lord of Champetières and Marquis de Vissac, and Marie Catherine de Suat, dame de Chavaniac. The marquis title and Lord of Chavaniac passed to him from his elder brother, Jacques-Roch du Motier, upon his death on January 18, 1734 while fighting the Austrians at Milan in the War of Polish Succession.
The Marquis de La Fayette was a colonel in the French Grenadiers and was a Knight of the Order of Saint Louis. During the Battle of Minden in the Seven Years' War, he was killed by a cannonball, while fighting a British-led coalition in Westphalia.
On 22 May 1754, he married Marie Louise Jolie de la Rivière, the daughter the Marquis de la Rivière a rich nobleman from Brittany. She was a descendant of Louis IX. and of Charlemagne. Her material grandfather was the Comte de La Rivière, until his death in 1770 commander of the Mousquetaires du Roi, or Black Musketeers, King Louis XV's personal horse guard. Together, they were the parents of a son who was born at the château de Chavaniac, in Chavaniac-Lafayette, near Le Puy-en-Velay ...
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marchese di La Fayette ([maʁˈki də la faˈjɛt]; Château de Chavaniac, 6 settembre 1757 – Parigi, 20 maggio 1834), è stato un generale, militare e politico francese con cittadinanza statunitense, protagonista sia della Rivoluzione americana prima sia della Rivoluzione francese poi.
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, beter bekend als Marquis de La Fayette (Chavaniac-Lafayette, 6 september 1757 – Parijs, 20 mei 1834), was een Frans aristocraat die beroemd werd vanwege zijn rol in de Amerikaanse onafhankelijkheidsstrijd en de Franse Revolutie.