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General Marquis-de-Lafayette Facts

Revolutionary War General Marquis-de-Lafayette
General Marquis-de-Lafayette


It is quite possible that the American colonist would have lost the American Revolutionary War had it not been for the assistance of Marquis de Lafayette; a French military officer who fought besides the Americans in their battle for independence. He sympathized with the American's fight for freedom and joined the Continental Army as a major general. He even paid his own way to America since the Continental Congress did not have the funds to bring him there. Below are more interesting facts, written for kids and adults, about this famous American Revolutionary War General. This information is written as a sort of timeline with information on how he helped the Americans win the Revolution and what battles he fought in. On this page we focus on facts about General Marquis de Lafayette as an American Revolutionary War general; however this is only part of the biography of this man's life as he also played important roles in the French Revolution (1789) and the July Revolution (1830).

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