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Gilbert du Motier Marquis de Lafayette

The Marquis de La Fayette (born Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier; September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), often known as simply Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer born in Chavaniac, in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution. Although he never existed during the time of movies, his name was used in a Disney character. Lafayette the Bassett Hound from The Aristocats was named after him.

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