Lafayette Timeline

Events

Born

September 6, 1757

Father dies

1759

Mother and grandfather die

April 3, 1770

Joined the French army

May 1771

Marries a wealthy girl part of an imporant political family, obtains access to French political circles

1774

Sails to America

April 20, 1777

Becomes a major general in the American Revolutionary War

July 31, 1777

George Washington adds him to his staff

August 5, 1777

His first battle - Battle of Brandywine

September 11, 1777

Sails back to France to help them in the war against England

February 1779

Has a son named Georges Washington Lafayette

December 24 1779

Returned to America to fight in George Washington’s army

March 1780

Captures Richmond, Virginia

July 1781

Becomes the Supreme Commander of the National Guard in France

1789

Fled France

July 1792

Returned to France

1799

Tours America

1824

Dies

May 20 1834