Francis Scott Key Rank
About Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key was a lawyer, amateur poet and author of the first half of the 19th century. He is remembered best for being the originator of the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, the national anthem of the United States, which were borrowed from his poem, “Defence of Fort M’Henry”. He had written the poem following his observation of Fort McHenry by the British in 1814.
For forty years, he worked as a lawyer in Washington D.C. and Maryland, eventually becoming the District Attorney of the District of Columbia, serving from 1833 to 1841.
He was the son of lawyer, judge and Continental Army commissioned officer, John Ross Key. His mother's name was Ann Phoebe Dagworthy Charlton. He was a son-in-law to planter Edward Lloyd IV through his marriage to his daughter, Mary Tayloe Lloyd. The couple had 11 children together.
He died on 11 January 1843 from pleurisy.
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F.A.Q. about Francis Scott Key
When is his birthday?
Francis Scott Key's birthday is on August 1, 1779.
In how many days is his birthday?
Francis' birthday is in 2 days
How old was Francis when he died?
He was 63 years old.
When did he die?
He died in January 11, 1843.
How old would he be today?
Francis Scott Key would be 241 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Francis from?
He was born in Carroll County, Maryland, U.S..
Francis Scott Key's Popularity
Francis Scott Key was a famous American lawyer, author, and songwriter, who was born on August 1, 1779. As a person born on this date, Francis Scott Key is listed in our database as the 45th most popular celebrity for the day (August 1).
People born on August 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Francis Scott Key is the 1441st most popular Leo.
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