Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Born 1760-05-10
Birth Place Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France
Nationality French   France.svg
Died 1836-06-26

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle was born on May 10, 1760 in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura. Rouget de Lisle was a military man who rose to the rank of Captain in the French army. In 1792, while quartered in Strasbourg, he wrote the song Chant de guerre de l'armée du Rhin ("Battle Hymn of the Rhine Army"), which would later be renamed to La Marseillaise ("The Marseillaise") and become the French national anthem.

Rouget de Lisle continued to write music later into his life. In 1797 he released Essais en Vers et en Prose ("Attempts in Verse and Prose") and in 1825 he released Chants Français ("French Songs").

Rouget de Lisle died on June 26, 1836 in Choisy-le-Roi, Seine-et-Oise. He was cremated and his ashes were kept in the Choisy-le-Roi Cemetery. However, in World War I, his ashes were moved to the Invalides.

Note: Since Rouget de Lisle was not a video game music composer, his gameography is in alphabetical order.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1987-10-?? Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES) AKA Punch-Out!!

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