Definition of Lafayette, Marquis de in English:

Lafayette, Marquis de

(also La Fayette)

Pronunciation: /ˌläf-//ˌlafī-/

proper noun

  • (1757–1834), French soldier and statesman; born Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier. He fought alongside the colonists in the American Revolution and commanded the French national guard 1789–91 in the French Revolution.

Pronunciation:

Lafayette, Marquis de

/ˌläf-//ˌlafī-/