LAFAYETTE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Orphaned and millionaire at age 14 and married at 16, Lafayette arrived at the court of Louis XVI dreaming of glory in the service of human rights.
In 1777, at 19, he put his fortune and sword at the service of the American settlers fighting for their independence. At the age of 20, he befriended George Washington, the first President of the United States.