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National Anthems

La Marseillaise

Composed on this day April 25th, 1792 — 230 years ago

Rouget de Lisle, composer of La Marseillaise, sings the song for the first time at the home of Dietrich, Mayor of Strasbourg (1849 painting by Isidore Pils, Musée Historique de Strasbourg)

A brief history of one of the most rousing national anthems ever

On April 25th, 1792 the most iconic of national anthems was composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. La Marseillaise.

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Veronika Kaufmann

Veronika Kaufmann

History and Lit student, Vienna University. Writer. The Mummy is my favorite movie and everybody should speak at least three languages.

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