American Revolutionary War – Lafayette involvement



Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette

He enlisted as a volunteer without pay alongside the « Insurgents » of the 13 English colonies in America who declared independence unilaterally July 4, 1776

*First military campaign: from June 1777 to January 1779

*Back in France to plead the cause of the “Insurgents”: from February 1779 to March 1780

*Second military campaign: from April 1780 to December 1781

Many Places in the United States (town, city, village, county, township… Historic, natural sites…) may refer or are named for General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette or La Grange “Home” of Lafayette.


The Château de Chavaniac is a fortified manor house in Chavaniac-Lafayette, France.

It was built in the 14th century and was the birthplace of General Lafayette in 1757.

The French and American flags fly permanently over the château in honor of the key role Lafayette played in the American revolutions.

La Grange

Château de la Grange-Bléneau, commune of Courpalay – France. Home of Lafayette after the French Revolution. General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, lived there from 1802 until his death in 1834 in Paris – France


The grave of Lafayette in the Picpus Cemetery, Paris France

The American flag fly permanently over his grave

drapeau Fr. USA


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