Marquis de Lafayette

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Marquis de Lafayette AKA Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier

France 1757 - 1834

Comments: Masonic Brother and French Military Aristocrat who arranged crucial support for his friends George Washington and Ben Franklin in the American Revolution; Freemason; wounded at Brandywine, 1777, which is why his statue on horse has one hoof up and 3 down;


Teachers: Abbé Guillaume Raynal

Students: General Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau; Margaret Jane Codd, 1898;

Friends; George Washington; Ben Franklin; Thomas Jefferson; Silas Deane; John Jay; John Adams and his wife Abigail; Alexander Hamilton; Marie Adrienne Francoise de Noailles , wife and relative to the King; the Duke of Gloucester; Comte de Broglie; Baron Johan de Kalb; Jean Sylvain Bailly (Mayor of Paris); Margaret Fuller; Queen Marie Leczinska; The Moravian Brotherhood of Count Nicholaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf;

Enemies: Napoleon; Maximilien Robespierre;

Organizations: Freemasonry; French Royal Army; commissioned a Major General in the Continental Army; "Society of 1789";


Resources: http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/lafayette.html; “A Condensed Version of the Story of Marquis de LaFayette by PGM Robert V. Pinkston, 2014; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_Lafayette;