Rouget de Lisle


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Rouget de Lisle

 (də lēl′), Claude Joseph 1760-1836.
French soldier and songwriter who wrote "La Marseillaise" (1792), the French national anthem.
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Rouget de Lisle

(French ruʒɛ də lil)
n
(Biography) Claude Joseph (klod ʒozɛf). 1760–1836, French army officer: composer of the Marseillaise (1792), the French national anthem
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Rou•get de Lisle

(ruˈʒeɪ də ˈlil)
n.
Claude Joseph, 1760–1836, French army officer and composer: wrote the Marseillaise.
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