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Rouget de Lisle
[Rouget de Lisle]
May 10 1760 - 26 June 1836
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, a captain of engineers stationed at Strassburg, composed La Marseille on the night of 25-26 April 1792 after he heard the declaration of war against Austria and Prussia. Originally called Chant de Guerre de l'armee du Rhin (war song of the army of the Rhine), it spread rapidly through France and was declared the official French anthem on 15 July 1795.
Initiated : 1782
Les Freres discrets, Charlesvlle, France.

Source: Marshall S. Loke, The Freemsason, Canada’s National Masonic Magazine, vol. 102, no. 2 : September 1982. p. 5; Rouget de Lisle, Pierre Mollier, Institute of Masonic Research and Studies; Daniel Ligou, le Dictionnaire de la Franc-Maçonnerie. : Paris: Ed De Navarre et Ed Du Prisme, 1974 : " Le célèbre auteur de La Marseillaise a appartenu à la loge Les Frères Discrets, Orient de Charleville. Plusieurs membres de sa famille ont appartenu à la loge L'Intimité, Orient de Niort."

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