Key, Francis Scott

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Key, Francis Scott Gender: M
born on 1 August 1779 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Baltimore MD, USA, 39n17, 76w36
Timezone LMT m76w36 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°27' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°05 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 07°08'


American attorney and amateur verse writer, gained fame when he wrote the words to the "Star Spangled Banner," the U.S. National Anthem, during the War of 1812.

Died 1/11/1843. Baltimore, MD.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Penfield Collection quotes Matthews for "born at sunset." Old-file has 6:45 PM LMT. LMR computes sunset at 7:13 PM LMT. Baird had 1780, 10:56 AM, Friedrichs County, MD. Encyclopedia gives 1779, Friedrichs County, now Carroll, MD.


  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Amateur verse writer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book