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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (klod ʒɔzɛf ʁuʒɛ d(ə) lil), 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. Early life Rouget de Lisle was born at Lons-le-Saunier, reputedly on a market day. His parents lived in the neighbouring village of Montaigu. A plaque was placed at the precise spot of his birth and a statue erected in the town's center in 1882. He was the eldest son of Claude Ignace Rouget (5 April 1735 – 6 August 1792) at Orgelet and Jeanne Madeleine Gaillande (2 July 1734 – 20 March 1811). In 1784, he was initiated into "Les Frères discrets", a masonic lodge in Charleville, just after being promoted officer. Career He enlisted into the army as an engineer and attained the rank of captain. A royalist
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