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On December 24, 1779, during a brief year living in France during the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette welcomed his son and heir into the world.

The next day Lafayette and his wife christened the baby Georges Washington Motier de Lafayette, in a gesture that Lafayette explained was “a tribute of respect and love for my dear friend.”

Georges Washington Lafayette was one of Lafayette’s three children to survive into adulthood and his only son.

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