[ lˌafe͡ɪˈɛt], [ lˌafeɪˈɛt], [ l_ˌa_f_eɪ_ˈɛ_t]
How to use "Lafayette" in context?
Originally from France, lafayette became a revolutionary general during the American Revolution. He distinguished himself in battles such as Brandywine and West Point. After the war, he became a key figure in the French Revolution, leading the army in its campaign to liberate France from the rule of the Bourbons. He later served as the President of the French Republic and was a key figure in the Congress of Vienna, which established the modern European system of government. Lafayette died in 1834 at the age of 84.
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