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Jim Kaplan also is author of a more extensive article on Lafayette that has appeared in New York Almanack.
Lafayette was a wealthy French aristocrat whose father had been killed by the British in the Battle of Minden in the Seven Years War, when young Lafayette was only two years old.
Lafayette grew up to fight alongside George Washington during the American Revolution. Lafayette played a key role in the British defeat at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781.
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