Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Carmagnole, the name of a song and dance much in vogue in France at the revolution, and finally suppressed by Napoleon when he became consul. Some think it was derived from the Italian town Carmagnola, which was taken by the Republicans in 1797, others think it was named after a jacket which was popular during the revolution, while others again think the song and dance older than the jacket.