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Louis Marie Antoine Noailles, vicomte de

Noailles, Louis Marie Antoine, vicomte de (lwē märēˈ äNˈtwänˈ vēkôNtˈ də nōĪˈyə) [key], 1756–1804, French general and statesman. During the American Revolution he fought with the marquis de Lafayette at Yorktown. As a member of the States-General he proposed (Aug. 4, 1789) the abolition of all titles and feudal privileges. When the French Revolution grew more radical, he emigrated to the United States. He later accepted a command under the vicomte de Rochambeau in Santo Domingo and was mortally wounded in battle.

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