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Gen. Gilbert Marquis de LaFayette and the American Revolution. 
He used his charisma and his Noailles grandfather-in-law's
influence to convince King Louis XVI to enter the war on the side of the Americans.  France sent the capable Marquis de
Rochambeau to command the French armies and occasionally, Adm. Francois de Grasse at sea.  Ancestor charts of Rochambeau
and de Grasse follow Lafayette's and his descendant, Queen Paola's charts.
 
After the war, Lafayette supported the French Revolution.  During "The Terror" following the French Revolution, Lafayette sent his
son, George Washington Lafayette, to live with his old friend and mentor, President George Washington, in America.  Lafayette
and the rest of his family spent some time in prison.  The many atrocities in France caused Lafayette to drop out of politics.  He and
his son visited America in 1824 and were greated by cheering crowds and gifts wherever they went. Louisiana gave Lafayette a large
land-grant.  Lafayette is a 10th cousin-7x removed.
 
Note: There is some confusion over whether the picture shown for Lafayette's son (in the chart below) is not Lafayette, himself.
 
 
Lafayette's nearest royal ancestor was King Louis XII of France.

 A Lafayette Line of Descent to Queen Paola, princess de Ruffo-Calabria of Belgium.

 

Marquis de Rochambeau

Admiral de Grasse

 

For the kids, paper soldiers, regardless of age:

Download (right click mouse in most browsers), print (fit to letter size paper), study, rectangular cut, fold each half up and paste tops in groups of four

(makes pup-tent shaped object).  If done correctly, each group of 4 of the 1" soldiers will stand alone.  For stability. dent base with thumb nail.  Wads

of paper may be used as ammunition, as desired.

See bottom of Louisiana Am.Rev. page for more in this period.

 

American infantry paper soldiers

 

French regular infantry

Lauzun's Legion was the model for the future famous French Foreign Legion

(small units that included infantry, cavalry, artillery and engineer, sapper, miner components)

 

British - Scots Highlanders (Black Watch) paper soldiers

 

Hessian paper soldiers