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He was not captured. Just before the bombardment of Ft. McHenry he had gone to negotiate the release of a friend, r, William Beane, who had been taken prisoner by the British & was being held by their navy on a ship in the harbor. The prisoner exchange was successfully concluded and Key and his two companions were released from the British Naval ship onto a US ship that was temporarily required to stay behind the British Naval formation that was preparing to shell the fort. That is where he watched the bombardment from & where he saw in the a.m. that the US flag still waved above Ft. Mc Henry, inspiring him to write a poem "The Defense of Ft. Mc. Henry" which eventually became "The Star Spangled Banner."

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Francis Scott Key was famous for writting the star spangled banner , how ever it was designed to be a poem.

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He wrote the Star Spangled Banner, the song that became the US national anthem.

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Was Francis Scott Key a Freemason?

There is no evidence that Francis Scott Key was a Freemason. Had he been, it is most likely he would have been a member of a lodge in Maryland, but the Grand Lodge of Maryland does not claim him as one of their own. Grand Lodges don't hide the membership of famous men like this, instead, they tend to brag about their membership. Additionally, there is no listing for him in the comprehensive book titled "10,000 Famous Freemasons," as there almost certainly would have been if there was even a strong rumor of his membership.

Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner and why?

The lyric was originally a poem called Defence of Fort McHenry written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. He wrote it after witnessing a British attack on Fort McHenry during the war of 1812.The melody was originally a song called To Anacreon in Heaven written in 1778 by John Stafford Smith for a London drinking club.The lyric and melody were put together by Francis Scott Key's brother-in-law Judge Joseph H Nicholson, who first published the lyric as a broadsheet. The current title was applied by Thomas Carr (owner of a Baltimore music shop), who was the first to publish the song with sheet music.

How many kids did francis Scott key have?

Francis Scott Key and Mary Tayloe Lloyd eleven children, including Elizabeth Phoebe (1803-1897), Maria Lloyd (1805-1897), Francis Scott (1806-1866), John Ross (1809-1837), Anna Arnold (1811-1884), Edward Lloyd (1813-1822), Daniel Murray (1816-1836), Phillip Barton Key (1818-1859), Ellen Lloyd (1823-1884), Mary Alicia Lloyd Nevins (1823-1886) and Charles Henry (1827-1869).

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Who invented the star spangle banner?

The "Star Spangled Banner" was originally a poem by Francis Scott Key titled "In Defence of Fort McHenry." Later, a popular London tavern song, "To Anacreon in Heaven" was added. Thus we have "The Star Spangled Banner."

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Is Francis Scott Key single?

No, Francis Scott Key is not single.

What did Francis Scott Key do to make him famous?

he wrote the Star Spangeled Banner

Which novel made Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald famous?

This Side of Paradise

What famous poem did francis Scott key wright?

Francis Scott Key wrote the famous poem "The Star-Spangled Banner." It was later set to music and became the national anthem of the United States.

What race was francis Scott key?

Francis Scott Key was white but he was not spanish.Francis Scott Key was english and had a complicated religion.

Does Francis Scott Key have kids?

Yes, Francis Scott Key has 11 kids.

Does Francis Scott Key have children?

Yes, Francis Scott Key has 11 kids.

How many children does Francis Scott Key have?

Francis Scott Key has 11 children

What Religon Did Francis Scott Key Have?

His Relgion was Episcopal.

What is Francis Scott Key famous for doing?

Francis Scott Key is famous because he wrote the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a poem. Now, the "Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States.

Who is F. Scott Fitzgerald named after?

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, the author of The Star-Spangled Banner.

What is Francis Scott Key's birthday?

Francis Scott Key was born on August 1, 1779.