MILITARY PERSONNEL

Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

1757 - 1834

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Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, Marquis de La Fayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), known in the United States as Lafayette (, French: [lafajɛt]), was a French nobleman and military officer who volunteered to join the Continental Army, led by General George Washington, in the American Revolutionary War. Lafayette was ultimately permitted to command Continental Army troops in the decisive Siege of Yorktown in 1781, the Revolutionary War's final major battle that secured American independence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette has received more than 9,258,798 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette is the 77th most popular military personnel (up from 84th in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from France (up from 294th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Military Personnel.

Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette is most famous for his role in the American Revolution.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette ranks 77 out of 2,058Before him are Walter Model, Erich Raeder, Ahmad Sanjar, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, Alexander Suvorov, and Tadeusz Kościuszko. After him are Edward Smith, Günther von Kluge, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Abu Muslim, and Qasem Soleimani.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1757, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette ranks 3Before him are Charles X of France, and William Blake. After him are Antonio Canova, Jacques Hébert, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Pierre Augereau, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Rigas Feraios, George Vancouver, and Erik Acharius. Among people deceased in 1834, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette ranks 3Before him are Thomas Robert Malthus, and Pedro I of Brazil. After him are Friedrich Schleiermacher, Joseph Marie Jacquard, Sunjo of Joseon, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alois Senefelder, William Carey, François-Adrien Boieldieu, and Husein Gradaščević.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette ranks 293 out of 6,770Before him are Francis de Sales (1567), Mireille Mathieu (1946), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), Roger Vadim (1928), François Quesnay (1694), and Gabriel Fauré (1845). After him are Robert II of France (972), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), Germaine de Staël (1766), and Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In France

Among military personnels born in France, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette ranks 9Before him are Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), and Ferdinand Foch (1851). After him are Theodor Eicke (1892), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Jean Lannes (1769), André Masséna (1758), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045).