Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beranger, Pierre-Jean de

Pierre-Jean de Beranger (1780-1857), French lyricist, poet and songwriter. His first collection of songs published in 1815, was immediately gaining popular. He fitted his verses to popular melodies, and he used his poems largely to express republican and Bonapartist ideas. He had written many songs for convivial occasions. He composed the national anthem of Malaysia.

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