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Pierre Chrétien De Geyter is a Belgian socialist and composer, best known for writing music for L'Internationale.

Native name Pierre Chrétien Degeyter
Born October 8, 1848, Ghent, Belgium
Died September 26, 1932, Saint-Denis, France
Language French

About Pierre De Geyter

Former prolific music composer whose career spanned decades. He wrote The Internationale, which was one of the most popular songs of the Socialist movement.

Pierre De Geyter before fame

He studied at the Lille Academy growing up where he focused on drawing. This enabled him to find his first paying job as a woodcarver when he was only 17.

Achievement of Pierre De Geyter

He was honored in 1998 with a monument made of Bronze that was placed in the Ghent Museum of Industrial Art and Textiles.

Pierre De Geyter family life

He made his life in France, but was actually born in Ghent, Belgium. He grew up as one of five children.

Associations of Pierre De Geyter

He was the center of a rumor that Joseph Stalin once awarded him a state pension from the Soviet Union in an effort to adequately compensate him for his copyright.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Pierre De Geyter

Belgian composers. French male composers. French composer

Latest information about Pierre De Geyter updated on August 01 2021.