Name the National Anthem of France. Who Composed it?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The National Anthem of France is La Marseillaise, composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792. After France declared war on Austria, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote the song. The French National Anthem was originally titled War Song for the Rhine Army, or “Chant de Guerre pour l’Armée du Rhin.” The French National Convention adopted it as the Republic’s anthem in 1795.

National Anthem of France is composed by?

In a single night for the war soldiers in Strasbourg, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed the French National Anthem. The mayor of Strasbourg proposed writing a song about machinery for the French troops. It became France’s National Anthem due to its popularity among troops.

  • The National Anthem of France symbolizes the ideology of strength and defiance (Marchons! Marchons!” means “let’s march).
  • It was considered the spirited song of passion and enthusiasm that brought harmony to the French people.
  • Though it was written with the theme of violence, people consider it a defensive means of freedom.
  • France is one of the selected countries in the world that is self-independent in military equipment. The country is upgrading its machinery to be the leader in weapon exporters.

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