Baron Philippe Friedrich Dietrich (German: Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Dietrich; 14 November 1748 – 29 December 1793) was a French scholar and politician. He was most well known as the first mayor of Strasbourg who encouraged Rouget de l'Isle to write various patriotic songs, including the song which became known as "La Marseillaise", first performed in his living room; he was also known as a scientist, author of a mine survey and the development blast furnaces in France, distinguished geologist and chemist, and member of the Academy of Sciences. As mayor of Strasbourg, he accelerated revolutionary reforms throughout the region.

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Philippe Friedrich Dietrich
Mayor of Strasbourg
In office
March 1790  August 1792
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byBernard-Frédéric de Turckheim (1792–1793)
Personal details
Born14 November 1748
Strasbourg, Kingdom of France
Died29 December 1793 (1793-12-30) (aged 45)
Paris, French Republic
Cause of deathExecuted by guillotine
Political partyGirondin
SpouseLouise Sybille Ochs
OccupationScientist, politician
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