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1757, Sep 61834, May 20
in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830.
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06/13/1777-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, arrives in South Carolina
07/31/1777-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, becomes a major-general without pay
11/01/1784-Maryland grants citizenship to Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, and his descendents 
07/15/1789-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, is selected colonel-general of the National Guard of Paris
08/14/1824-General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, returns to U.S. 
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