Eugène Edine Pottier


Eugène Edine Pottier

Eugène Edine Pottier (1816 - 1887) was a French revolutionary socialist, poet, and transport worker.

Pottier was elected a member of the Paris municipal council - the Paris Commune, in March 1871. During the Commune he wrote the poem "L'Internationale" which, once set to music by Pierre Degeyter, became the International Workingmen's Association anthem.

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