Definitions for la fayette, marquis de

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word la fayette, marquis de

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. La Fayette, Marquis de

    born in the castle of Chavagnac; went to America in 1777, took an active and self-sacrificing part in the War of Independence; was honourably distinguished at the battle of Brandywine; sailed for France, brought over auxiliaries; he commanded Washington's vanguard in 1782; returned to Paris, and was made commander-in-chief of the National Guard in 1789; would have achieved the Revolution with the minimum of violence and set up a republic on the model of the Washington one; was obliged to escape from France during the Reign of Terror; was imprisoned five years at Olmütz, but was liberated when Napoleon appeared on the scene; as a consistent republican showed no favour to Napoleon; took part in the Revolution of 1830, became again commander-in-chief of the National Guard and a supporter of Louis Philippe, the citizen king; characterised by Carlyle as "a constitutional pedant; clear, thin, inflexible, as water turned to thin ice" (1757-1834).

Translation

Find a translation for the la fayette, marquis de definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these la fayette, marquis de definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"la fayette, marquis de." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/la fayette, marquis de>.

Are we missing a good definition for la fayette, marquis de? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for la fayette, marquis de:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.