Adrienne de La Fayette

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Adrienne de Noailles
Marquise de La Fayette
Marie Adrienne Francoise de Noailles, French School 18th century copy.jpg
Born(1759-11-02)2 November 1759
Hôtel de Noailles, Paris, Kingdom of France
Died24 December 1807(1807-12-24) (aged 48)
Auvergne, France
Henriette du Motier
Anastasie Louise Pauline du Motier
Georges Washington Louis Gilbert du Motier
Marie Antoinette Virginie du Motier
FatherJean de Noailles
MotherHenriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau

Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles, Marquise de La Fayette (2 November 1759 – 24 December 1807), was a French marchioness. She was the daughter of Jean de Noailles and Henriette Anne Louise d'Aguesseau,[1] and married Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.

They had four children: Henriette (15 December 1775 – 3 October 1777), Anastasie Louise Pauline du Motier (1 July 1777 – 24 February 1863), Georges Washington Louis Gilbert du Motier, (24 December 1779 – 29 November 1849), and Marie Antoinette Virginie du Motier (17 September 1782 – 23 July 1849) She was a great-granddaughter of Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, niece of Madame de Maintenon.[2][3]

In 1795, the Marquise Lafayette was imprisoned and about to be executed. Intervention by Elizabeth Monroe saved her. Mrs. Monroe visited the imprisoned marquise on the day before the execution and loudly announced she would come the next day. Not wanting to cut ties with the (then) diplomat (James Monroe), France did not execute her.


  1. ^ Guilhou 1918, p. 11.
  2. ^ Now The Saint James Albany Hotel-Spa, 202 Rue de Rivoli
  3. ^ Unger 2002, p. 22.


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