Théophile Bellando de Castro

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Théophile Bellando de Castro
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Born(1820-03-07)7 March 1820
Monaco
Died16 May 1903(1903-05-16) (aged 83)
Monaco
Awards MCO Order of Saint-Charles - Knight BAR.png Order of St. Charles (1863)

Théophile Bellando de Castro (1820–1903) was a lawyer from Monaco. He wrote the Monegasque anthem.

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Early life

Théophile Bellando de Castro was born on 7 March 1820 in Monaco.

Career

Bellando de Castro was a lawyer. [1]

Bellando de Castro wrote the " Hymne Monégasque ," the national anthem of Monaco. [1] The first time the "Hymne Monégasque" was publicly performed, was the fall of 1867, with music by fellow Monegasque Charles Albrecht. [2] Bellando de Castro was awarded the Order of St. Charles.

Death

Bellando de Castro died on 16 May 1903 in Monaco.

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References

  1. 1 2 Maugendre, Xavier (1996). L'Europe des hymnes dans leur contexte historique et musical. Brussels, Belgium: Mardaga. p. 133. ISBN   978-2-87009-632-1. OCLC   214911942 . Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  2. Reed, William L., Bristow,M. J. (eds.) National Anthems of the World. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2002, ISBN   978-0-304-36382-7