Claude Joseph Rouget de L'Isle composed the French national anthem, La Marseillaises, in 1792 in Strasbourg after France had declared war on Austria.
The French sculptor and medalist Alfred Borrel (1836-1927) created this portrait medal to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Rouget de L'Isle's death in 1836, the same year in which the sculptor was born.
Medal of Claude Joseph Rouget de L'Isle (1760-1836)
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