Michel du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette

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Michel Louis Christophe Motier de La Fayette, marquis de La Fayette (13 August 1731 – 9 July 1759) was a colonel in the French Grenadiers.


He was killed by a cannonball at the Battle of Minden in the Seven Years' War.The year he died his faithful son was only at the age of two


On 22 May 1754, he married Marie, Louise, Jolie de la Rivière.

He was father of the much better-known Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, who played a significant role in the American and French Revolutions.