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FRANCIS SCOTT KEY - "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Description: Composer, USA
Known For: Writer of the words to the United States national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C191?exhibitId=191
Date Born: 1st August 1779
Location Born: Carroll County, Maryland, United States of America
Date Died: 11th January 1842
Location Died: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Pleurisy
Memorial: He was initially interred in Old Saint Paul's Cemetery in the vault of John Eager Howard. In 1866, his body was moved to his family plot in Frederick at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Summary: The author of America’s national anthem, Francis Scott Key, was born on August 1, 1779 on his parents’ plantation “Terra Rubra” in Frederick, Maryland.
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