28 May 2008

Entry for June 13, 2007

Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

On this day in history 1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US. Lafayette was a wealthy French citizen. When he was about 20 years old, he came to the US with the romantic notions of assisting them in their fight for freedom despite his king's displeasure. To read more about him and his role in the US's fight for independence from Great Britain go here . If it wasn't for Lafayette's assistance, the outcome of the American Revolution may have been very different. Another interesting page with numerous links about him is found here . (Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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