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How tall was the marquis de Lafayette?
At a time when the average man was only about 5 feet five inches tall, the Marquis de Lafayette is described by various contemporaries as being "tall and broad shouldered" or "tall and long limbed". Sketches made of him with George Washington (who was about 6 feet 2 inches tall) show the Marquis as only slightly shorter. Therefore, we can guess that the Marquis was somewhere about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall.