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 Claude Rouget de Lisle

Claude Rouget de Lisle

Birth
Lons-le-Saunier, Departement du Jura, Franche-Comté, France
Death 26 Jun 1836 (aged 76)
Choisy-le-Roi, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot L'eglise St-Louis-des-Invalides
Memorial ID 7489 · View Source
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French Army Officer, Songwriter. A captain and military engineer in the French Royalist Army from 1784 to 1793, in 1792 he composed the music and lyrics to the song "Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin (War Song for the Rhine Army)". In 1795 the song was adopted as a French Revolutionary anthem, and the name was changed to ""La Marseillaise" after French volunteers from Marseille sang the song as the march to join the revolutionary forces in Paris. Later that year it was declared the Official French National Anthem.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claude Rouget de Lisle (10 May 1760–26 Jun 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7489, citing Les Invalides, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .