Facts about Francis Scott Key USA Flag

Summary

Francis Scott Key (born in Carroll County, Maryland, U.S., died in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) was a famous Author from USA, who lived between August 1, 1779 and January 11, 1843. He became 63 years old.

Biography

Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer and amateur poet.

Key where held as prisoner aboard a British ship during the war on Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland harbor. When he saw that the U.S. flag still was up at dawn, he was inspired to write about the American victory. His poem The Defence of Fort M'Henry was later added to the existing music Two Anacreon in Heaven by the English composer John Stafford Smith, but the text and the music was later known as The Star-Spangled Banner. With this name the song was known and the U.S. Congress decided in 1931 that The Star-Spangled Banner was supposed to be America's national anthem.

Francis Scott Key Bridge in Washington, DC which is part of the highway around Baltimore is named in memory of him.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Francis.

Related authors: Anacreon

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Scott_Key

Famous quotes by Francis Scott Key (4)


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"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness"
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"Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave"
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"Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?"
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"He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation"


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