Why Is Francis Scott Key Famous?


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Robyn Rothman answered
Francis Scott Key is famous for having written the words to the Star Spangled Banner. He was a lawyer from Georgetown who was negotiating the release of a prisoner during the War of 1812. He observed the British assault on Fort McHenry, and while returning to Baltimore he wrote a poem called The Defence of Fort McHenry. It later became known as The Star Spangled Banner. In 1931 it became the American national anthem by a Congressional resolution.
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Anonymous answered
Francis Scott Keyis famous as he is the poet that actually wrote "The Star Spangled Banner". He allegedly wrote it during the war in 1812.
He actually worked as a lawyer and author and lived between 1st August 1779 until January 11th 1843.

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