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Some fun facts about the Marquis de Lafayette!

1.) He was, like, really tall. (He was around 5'11, which was like NBA status back then.)

2.) He was skinny too.

3.) HE WAS A GINGER!

4.) He was very punctual, and hated being late.

5.) Most people just called him Gilbert du Motier.

6.) Most people who knew him said he was very polite and never used crude or foul language

7.) He looked up to George Washington and saw him as a father (his real father died when he was very young and was also a soldier, as were most of his ancestors).

8.) He looked up to him so much that he named his son Georges Washington.

9.) He was advised to name his daughter something French and named her Marie Antoinette Virginine (spelling might be off). He named her after Washington’s home state, and really only referred to her as such.

10.) When he was 8, he tried to fight a wild hyena.

11.) He spoke Latin!

12.) He was very passionate about social justice and fought in both the American and French Revolutions (even though he risked being killed during the Reign of Terror because of his noble status).

13.) He loved America so much that he requested the American flag be flown over his grave (and I believe it still is to this day!)

14.) He lived to be 77 with a big family.

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