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Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle (Composer)

Born: 10th May 1760, Lons-le-Saunier, France

Died: 26th June 1836, Choisy-le-Roi, France

Nationality: French

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle sometimes spelled de l'Isle or de Lile (10 May 1760 – 26 June 1836), was a French army officer of the French Revolutionary Wars. He is known for writing the words and music of the Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin in 1792, which would later be known as La Marseillaise and become the French national anthem.

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