Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (born May 10, 1760 in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura; died June 26, 1836 in Choisy-le-Roi, Seine-et-Oise) was a French composer who in 1792 wrote La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.


Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle sings the Marseillaise for the first time.
  • Ye sons of France, awake to glory!
    Hark! hark! what myriads bid you rise!
    Your children, wives, and grandsires hoary,
    Behold their tears and hear their cries!
    • The Marseilles Hymn (1792).
  • To arms! to arms! ye brave!
    The avenging sword unsheathe!
    March on! march on! all hearts resolved
    On victory or death!
    • The Marseilles Hymn (1792).

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