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Marquis de Lafayette

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Definition: French officer who fought for America in the Revolutionary War. He participated in the Continental Congress and served under George Washington at the Battle of Brandywine and at Valley Forge. He also had a part in the final battle of the war, Yorktown.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Marquis De Lafayette Site
This site has a detailed biography and even a sample of his handwriting!

More on the Marquis
Did you know his real name was Gilbert Motier? Find out more about this Englishman who helped the Americans.

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