This Day in History: La Marseillaise, French National Anthem, Is Composed (1792)

This Day in History:
La Marseillaise, French National Anthem, Is Composed (1792)

Written and composed by French army officer Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792, La Marseillaise was adopted in 1795 as France’s first anthem. Although it was then banned by Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, and Napoleon III, it was restored as France’s national anthem in 1879. The evocative lyrics and recognizable tune of La Marseillaise have led to its use as a revolutionary anthem and have inspired many pieces of classical music and pop culture. What are some examples? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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