Rochambeau in Lafayette Square


Revolutionary War Image

Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807) was a French soldier who assisted the American revolutionaries. Upon his return to France he was honored by Louis XVI for his assistance to the Ameircans, however during the Reign of Terror, he narrowly escaped the guillotine.

This monument of Rochambeau was created by Ferdinand Hamar, and unveiled in Lafayette Square, Washngton DC, on May 24, 1902, as a gift from France to the United States.

The image above, Lt. General Rochambeau, is from dbking at Flickr. It is posted here by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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