Definition of Marquis de Lafayette
1. Noun. French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834).
Generic synonyms: Soldier
Lexicographical Neighbors of Marquis De Lafayette
Literary usage of Marquis de Lafayette
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of by Thomas Jefferson (1900)
"You must not consider this as advice. I know you and myself too well to presume to offer advice.—To Marquis de Lafayette, iii, 20. FORD ED., v, 91. ..."
2. The American Revolution by George Otto Trevelyan (1912)
"The Marquis de Lafayette was a conspicuous member of the rising generation in France. He was a typical aristocrat, bred up under the usual conditions, ..."
3. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1891)
"... attending the affair throughout its progress. With great respect I have the honor to be, &c.' TO THE Marquis de Lafayette. MY DEAR MARQUIS, NEW WINDSOR ..."
4. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"... to the headquarters of Major-General the Marquis Lafayette. I am, etc. TO Marquis de Lafayette. CHARLOTTESVILLE, May 30, 1781. ..."
5. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1853)
"... as soon as possible, their answer to her Majesty's friendly proposition. I have the honor to be, &c. JOHN ADAMS. THE Marquis de Lafayette TO JOHN ADAMS. ..."
6. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson memorial association of the United States (1905)
"TO Marquis de Lafayette. CHARLOTTESVILLE, May 30, 1781. SIR,—Mr. Maury informs me there is reason to expect from Lord Cornwallis a permission to export to ..."