O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming— Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the clouds of the fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming! And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
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|Birth:||1st August, 1779|
|Death:||11th January, 1843|
Francis Scott Key was born in Carroll County, Maryland, USA. He was an American lawyer and amateur poet who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner". He graduated from St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland. President Jackson nominated Key for United States Attorney for the District of Columbia in 1833.
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