Saturday, June 15, 2013

Day 140, June 15

Lafayette did not receive a warm welcome in Franche.  He lost much of his popularity and most of his fortune.  Eventually he fled to Austria where he was imprisoned.  Napoleon resuced him and gave him his freedom.

When Lafayette returned to France, he served for many years in the Chamber of Deputies.  He was always a controversial figure and inspired as many enemies as he did friends.

In 1824, the United States' government invited Lfayette to visit as a special guest.  He stayed at the White House and made a tour of the nation, where he was greeted as a hero.

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