Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de la Fayette

Today marks the anniversary of his death in 1836. Lafayette's ancestor, Marshal of France Gilbert de La Fayette III, was a companion-at-arms who led Joan of Arc's army in Orléans. His great-grandfather was the comte de La Rivière, a former lieutenant general in the Royal Armées. According to legend, another ancestor acquired the Crown of Thorns during the 6th Crusade.

his biography may be pursued in Wikipedia more...

A Masonic tribute to him may be seen at Mount Vernon.

Dieu Le Roy!

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