Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Holstein, La Fayette Villaume

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HOLSTEIN, or DUCOUDRAY-HOLSTEIN, La Fayette Villaume, soldier, b. in Germany in 1763; d. in Albany, N. Y., 23 April, 1839. He was a general in the French army under Napoleon, and, after the overthrow of the latter, went to South America, where he served under Gen. Simon Bolivar, but, removing to the United States afterward, settled in Albany, N. Y., where he became a teacher of languages in the academy, and edited “The Zodiac.” He is the author of “Recollections of an Officer of the Empire”; “Histoire de Bolivar,” continued by A. Viollet (Paris, 1831); “Memoirs of Lafayette” (New York, 1824); and “The New French Reader” (Albany, 1836).