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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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View Resource LaFayette: Citizen of Two Worlds

In 1824, General Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de LaFayette, made his return to the United States. He had given much to the United States during the Revolutionary War, serving as a general and a diplomat. Cornell University recently decided to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth by creating an exhibition drawn from its extensive Lafayette collection. Offered in...