Definition of Francis Scott Key

1. Noun. United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843).

Exact synonyms: Key
Generic synonyms: Attorney, Lawyer, Poet



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Francis Galton
Francis Henry Compton Crick
Francis Hopkinson
Francis II
Francis Joseph
Francis Joseph I
Francis Peyton Rous
Francis Poulenc
Francis Richard Stockton
Francis Scott Key (current term)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Francis Turner Palgrave
Franciscan
Franciscan order
Franciscans
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Francisco Franco
Francisco Goya
Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
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Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
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Literary usage of Francis Scott Key

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1. Maryland Historical Magazine by Maryland Historical Society (1909)
"Francis Scott Key AS A CHURCHMAN. CLARENCE C. WROTH. ... It is the purpose of this sketch to consider Francis Scott Key, the churchman, more fully than was ..."

2. Great Epochs in American History: Described by Famous Writers from Columbus by Francis Whiting Halsey (1912)
"Francis Scott Key was a temporary prisoner within the lines of the British fleet whither he had gone to intercede for the release of a friend, Dr. Beans, ..."

3. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"HENRY WATTERSON Francis Scott Key [Oration by Henry Watterson, ... Beneath it lie the mortal remains of Francis Scott Key and of his wife, Mary Tayloe Key. ..."

4. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Just before the bombardment began, Francis Scott Key had put out to the admiral's frigate to arrange for an exchange of prisoners, and was directed to ..."

5. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"12th June 1854, Francis Scott Key, son of Francis Scott and Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key. MARY ANN HARWOOD, dau. of Henry Hall and Elizabeth Lloyd Harwood, m. ..."

6. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"Francis Scott Key [Francis Scott Key, of a distinguished Maryland family, was born in Frederick County, August 9, 1780, and died in Baltimore, January n, ..."

7. Maryland Historical Magazine by Maryland Historical Society (1909)
"Francis Scott Key AS A CHURCHMAN. CLARENCE C. WROTH. ... It is the purpose of this sketch to consider Francis Scott Key, the churchman, more fully than was ..."

8. Great Epochs in American History: Described by Famous Writers from Columbus by Francis Whiting Halsey (1912)
"Francis Scott Key was a temporary prisoner within the lines of the British fleet whither he had gone to intercede for the release of a friend, Dr. Beans, ..."

9. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"HENRY WATTERSON Francis Scott Key [Oration by Henry Watterson, ... Beneath it lie the mortal remains of Francis Scott Key and of his wife, Mary Tayloe Key. ..."

10. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Just before the bombardment began, Francis Scott Key had put out to the admiral's frigate to arrange for an exchange of prisoners, and was directed to ..."

11. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"12th June 1854, Francis Scott Key, son of Francis Scott and Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key. MARY ANN HARWOOD, dau. of Henry Hall and Elizabeth Lloyd Harwood, m. ..."

12. Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"Francis Scott Key [Francis Scott Key, of a distinguished Maryland family, was born in Frederick County, August 9, 1780, and died in Baltimore, January n, ..."

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