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Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 - January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer and poet. He is best known for writing "The Star-Spangled Banner", which is the national anthem of the United States of America, a country in the continent North America He went to college at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.[source?]

His mother was Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and his father was Captain John Ross Key.