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During my last voyage to America, I enjoyed the happiness of seeing that revolution completed, and, thinking of the one that would probably occur in France, I said in a speech to Congress, published everywhere except in the 'French Gazette,' 'May this revolution serve as a lesson to oppressors and as an example to the oppressed!'

Marquis de Lafayette

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Author Profession: Revolutionary
Nationality: French
Born: September 6, 1757
Died: May 20, 1834

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