Adrienne de La Fayette

French noblewoman
The article about the French writer is at Madame de Lafayette

Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles, madame de La Fayette (2 November 1759 – 24 December 1807). She was born in Paris at the family home, the Hôtel de Noailles.[1] Known as Mademoiselle d'Ayen-she was the second daughter of the duc d'Ayen, a powerful French noble-prior to her marriage to Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, in the chapel of the Hôtel de Noailles on April 11, 1774.[1] The couple lived there for the first few years of their marriage. They had four children.

Marie Adrienne de Noailles
Marquise of La Fayette
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Spouse(s) Gilbert, Marquis of La Fayette
Anastasie, Countess of La Tour Maubourg
Georges Washington
Marie Antoinette, Marquise of Lasteyrie.
Full name
Marie Adrienne Françoise de Noailles
Father Jean Louis, Duke of Noailles
Mother Anne Louise Henriette d'Aguesseau
Born (1759-11-02)2 November 1759
Hôtel de Noailles, Paris, France
Died 24 December 1807(1807-12-24) (aged 48)
Rue d'Anjou, Paris, France


  1. Adrienne Henriette Catherine Charlotte du Motier (Hôtel de Noailles 15 December 1775- Paris 3 October 1777) died young.[2]
  2. Anastasie Louise Pauline Motier du Motier (Paris 1 July 1777 - Turin 24 February 1863, Turin) married Jules César Charles de Fay, Count of La Tour Maubourg.
  3. George Washington Louis Gilbert du Motier (24 December 1779 - 29 November 1849) died childless but married Émilie d'Estutt de Tracy.
  4. Marie Antoinette Virginie du Motier (17 September 1782 - 23 July 1849) married Louis de Lasteyrie du Saillant, Marquis of Lasteyrie.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mary MacDermot Crawford, Madame de Lafayette and Her Family (New York, J. Pot & Co., 1907), pp. 8–11
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Adrienne de Noailles, Marquise de La Fayette". This is Versailles. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015.

3. Russel Freedman, Lafayette and the American Revolution (Johor Bahru, Malaysia, HOLIDAY HOUSE, 2010)