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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of France.
Who wrote the French national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of France officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of France is "La Marseillaise" which means in English "The Song of Marseille".
France's anthem lyrics were written by Claude-Joseph ROUGET de Lisle and the music was written by Claude-Joseph ROUGET de Lisle.
Adopted 1795, Restored 1870; Originally Known As "Chant De Guerre Pour L'armee Du Rhin" (War Song For The Army Of The Rhine), The National Guard Of Marseille Made The Song Famous By Singing It While Marching Into Paris In 1792 During The French Revolutionary Wars.
 
National anthem of France free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of France's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to France national anthem on Youtube
 
French anthem lyrics (English translation)
Arise, children of the Fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny
Raises its bloody banner (repeat)
Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They're coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons and women!
 
Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors,
You bear or hold back your blows!
You spare those sorry victims,
Who arm against us with regret. (repeat)
But not these bloodthirsty despots,
These accomplices of Bouillé,
All these tigers who, mercilessly,
Rip their mother's breast!
Sacred love of the Fatherland,
support our avenging arms
Liberty, cherished Liberty,
Fight with thy defenders! (repeat)
Under our flags, shall victory
Hurry to thy manly accents,
That thy expiring enemies,
See thy triumph and our glory!
 
You can find more information about French anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the French national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

France
French national symbol: Gallic rooster, fleur-de-lis, Marianne.

France flag

Conventional short form country name: France.
Conventional long form country name: French Republic.
Local short form country name: France.
Local long form country name: Republique francaise.
 
France Government Type: republic.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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