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Marquis

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Marquis de Lafayette
A highly recognized icon in the revolutionary war
The Beginning
Gilbert du Motier (Marquis de Lafayette) was born on September 6th, 1757, in Chavaniac-Lafayette, France. He had one brother with an unknown record, and his father died when he was 2 years old because of being struck by a cannonball in a battle against the British. Because of the mothers grief she went to live in Paris with her father and grandfather. While Marquis would be raised by his paternal grandmother
Education
In 1768, when Lafayette was 11, he was taken to Paris to live with his mother and great-grandfather at the apartments in the Luxembourg Palace. The boy was sent to school at the Collège du Plessis, part of the University of Paris, and it was decided that he would carry on the family martial tradition. Marquis's great-grandfather, enrolled the boy in a program to train future Musketeers
Wealth
Marquis de Lafayette was born in a very wealthy land owning family. Therefore when Lafayette's mother and her grandfather died, on 3 and 24 April 1770 they gave Lafayette 25,000 livres. Upon the death of one of his uncles, the 12-year-old Lafayette inherited a yearly income of 120,000 livres.
Travel
Marquis De Lafayette at 20 years old left to the thirteen American Colonies on April 20, 1777 and landed in Georgetown, South Carolina on June 13, 1777 the journey was 2 and a half sickening months. The reason Marquis came to the colonies was because he wanted to help the Americans with the Revolution because he despised the British for killing his father
Bibliography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayonet
http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/bayonets.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_Marquis_de_Lafayette
http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/lafayette.html
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