Marquis de Lafayette
Artist: Paul Wayland Bartlett (1865–1925)

The Marquis de Lafayette was a French officer and nobleman who came to the colonies during the Revolutionary War to train the Americans on how to fight the British.

On at least two occasions, he met in Connecticut with George Washington to plan the strategy of the Continental Army.

After the war, Lafayette was recognized as an honorary Hartford citizen in an event that took place at the Old State House.

Lafayette’s statue is located at the corner of Washington Street and Capitol Avenue.

 

Marquis de Lafayette statue facing the Capitol

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