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Friday, September 24, 2004

Rouget De Lisle, Claude-joseph

Author of �La Marseillaise,� the French national anthem. A lowly army officer and only a moderate republican, Rouget de Lisle never wrote anything else of significance. He composed both the words and music of �La Marseillaise� for his comrades in 1792 while stationed at Strasbourg; it was originally called �Chant de guerre de l'arm�e

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