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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760–1836)

Rouget de Lisle, Claude Joseph (rö-zhā’ dė lēl’). A French officer and song-writer; born at Lons-le-Saulnier, May 10, 1760; died at Choisy-le-Roi, June 26, 1836. He composed both words and music of ‘La Marseillaise,’ when he was an officer of engineers at Strasburg, on the night of April 25, 1792. It first appeared under the title of ‘Song of the Army of the Rhine.’ He wrote several other fragments of songs, included in his ‘Fifty French Songs, Words of Various Authors, Set to Music by Rouget de Lisle’ (1825); and other poems, stories, and plays, of but little merit.