Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette  

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Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (Template:IPA-fr; 6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), or Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer born in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution.

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