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.

Life[edit]

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

Family[edit]

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.

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