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Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807)

The Comte de Rochambeau was a French nobleman and general appointed by King Louis XVI to lend vital assistance to General George Washington during the American War of Independence.

His remarkable tactical and leadership skills were instrumental in achieving victory for the American Patriots at the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia (October 19, 1781).

The courage of the French soldiers and sailors who fought alongside the American Patriots during the War of American Independence led to the birth of a new nation – the United States of America.