A collection of letters and papers by
and to the Marquis de Lafayette, members of his family and friends.
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a
French general and political leader, and a hero of the American Revolution. After returning
to France in 1782, Lafayette served as a member of the Assembly of Notables in 1787 and the
Estates-General in 1789, vice president of the National Assembly and the commander of the
National Guard. In 1792, he was captured by the Austrians and imprisoned at Olmutz prison;
after he was liberated in 1797 by Napoleon, Lafayette returned to France. He died in Paris
on May 20, 1834.
2.4 Linear Feet
(1 box, 2 bound volumes, and 1 oversize folder)
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