"Ça ira (It ..." Quote of Benjamin Franklin King

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ça ira. (It will go its own way.)

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Attributed. Said about the American Revolution while Franklin was in Paris 1776-1777. The remark was popularized and made the refrain of a revolutionary song—the Carillon National—by Ladré during the French Revolution of 1789.
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