Marquis de Lafayette, the French Soldier & Statesman (1757 - 1834) helped win the American Revolution.
I get the French revolutionary period OK, after 1782 Lafayette was an advocate of a constitutional monarchy and by 1792 he fled the Revolutionary terror until 1800.
Then, I know he was crucial in the revolution that topples the Burbons & in establising Louis Phillipe in the 1830’s.
But what the heck did this man, who bestrode his times like a colossus: American & French revolutions, Burbons falling … do during the Napeolonic Wars?
It almost seems like he is a prime mover of history for 25 years, takes 30 years off and re-appears as a big deal.
Any thumbnail sketches, books or websites on the matter?