(Rouen 1801 - Paris 1855)
Frédéric Bérat was born in Rouen on March 11, 1801.
Afterwards he dedicated himself to his songcraft and became friends with Béranger, another famous songwriter. He composed, as well, some other songs of note -- Mimi Pinson, le Départ, la Montagnarde, le Retour du petit Savoyard....
He died in Paris on December 2, 1855.
thoroughly-researched look at Bérat and the origin and
history of 'Ma Normandie' (en français), by Laurent Quevilly
is available HERE.