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I can see why you would think this was William Henry Harrison, but in fact, this is the Marquis de Lafayette. Either way, it has historical relevance and will be popular with collectors.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, otherwise known as the Marquis de Lafayette, was a french soldier and aristocrat.
  • Fact 2: Marquis de Lafayette came to America to support the Revolutionary War, and eventually rose to the rank of General.
  • Fact 3: During the French Revolution Marquis de Lafayette served as a general of the Garde nationale, the revolutionary militia in France.
  • Fact 4: Lafayette was so loved by Americans for his support that he was awarded United States citizenship and toured all 24 states after the Revolutionary War.
  • Fact 5: Lafayette is buried in Picpus Cemetery in Paris, underneath soil from George Washington's grave in Mount Vernon.

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