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Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette
Lafayette
Historical Figure
Nationality: France
Date of Birth: 1757
Date of Death: 1834
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Occupation: General, Nobleman, Politician
Spouse: Adrienne de La Fayette
Children: Four
Military Branch: French Army;
Continental Army
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Blood and Iron
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Atlantis
POD: c 85,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: 1452
Appearance(s): The United States of Atlantis
Type of Appearance: Direct
Affiliations: Army of the Atlantean Assembly
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, formerly Marquis de Lafayette (or la Fayette) (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834) was a French military officer born in the Haute-Loire. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution.

After the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, Lafayette continued to participate in French politics until his death. He returned to the United States for a widely publicized tour in 1824.

Marquis de La Fayette in Southern Victory

There was once a hotel in Philadelphia, the de facto capital of the United States, named for the Marquis de Lafayette. However, the United States' growing enmity with France tarnished the name somewhat. Shortly before the Great War, the Lafayette Hotel was rechristened the Hindenburg Hotel after the Field Marshal of Germany, the great ally of the US.[1]

Marquis de La Fayette in Atlantis

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de La Fayette was a French general in the Atlantean War of Independence.

In 1777 the officer led the French expeditionary force up the east coast of French Atlantis after disembarking at Cosquer. He had a genuine enthusiasm for the Atlantean cause; upon meeting Victor Radcliff for the first time, the marquis declared the Proclamation of Liberty to be a document of top importance.[2]

Initially the Marquis was frustrated with the Atlantean style of war the British regulars were employing against the French, and complained to Radcliff, who had just prevented General Charles Cornwallis from attacking Hanover at Redwood Hill, via letter.[3] Radcliff said he would find someone of "suitable rank" to assist the French,[4] which the French officer interpreted as someone of the "right rank" and assumed that meant Radcliff himself would come.[5] Blaise Black reminded Radcliff that the Army of the Atlantean Assembly didn't always need his presence to stay in the fight, and the two of them set off for Cosquer to participate in the French campaign.[6] Radcliff learned a thing or two about fine food, fine brandy, and fine mistresses,[7] and in turn La Fayette learned about the proper way of dealing with the Atlantean style of war[8] as well as with rapists.[9]

The Marquis' aid was instrumental in Atlantis' ultimate triumph.

References

  1. Blood and Iron, pg. 67.
  2. The United States of Atlantis, pg. 276.
  3. Ibid., pg. 271.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid., pg. 272.
  6. Ibid., pg. 273.
  7. Ibid., pgs. 279-280.
  8. Ibid., pg. 282-84.
  9. Ibid., pg. 284.

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