On this day – Revolutionary War Hero Marquis de Lafayette was born On September 6, 1757, Revolutionary War hero Gilbert du Motier, better-known as the Marquis de Lafayette, was born in Chavaniac-Lafayette, France. Though Lafayette was not American, he sincerely believed in the American cause and tirelessly advocated for the fledgling country to the French government, which was key in helping the U.S. win the war. […]