La Fayette

La Fayette

[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; French la fa-yet]
noun
Marie Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne [ma-ree maduh-len pyawsh duh la ver-nyuh] , Comtesse de, 1634–93, French novelist.
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Lafayette or La Fayette (French lafajɛt)
 
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1.  Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier (mari ʒozɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilbɛr dy mɔtje), Marquis de Lafayette. 1757--1834, French general and statesman. He fought on the side of the colonists in the War of American Independence and, as commander of the National Guard (1789--91; 1830), he played a leading part in the French Revolution and the revolution of 1830
2.  Marie-Madeleine (marimadlɛn), Comtesse de Lafayette. 1634--93, French novelist, noted for her historical romance La Princesse de Clèves (1678)
 
La Fayette or La Fayette
 
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