Sculpting artist Marie Tussaud

Marie Tussaud

Living place: France

Birthday: 1-12-1761

Global rank: #76925

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Who is Sculpting artist Marie Tussaud?
Remembered for her lifelike wax sculptures, this France-born artist founded the original Madame Tussauds wax museum in London, England, in the 1830s. She created a famous wax figure. by Benjamin Franklin, as well as slashing death masks of French historical figures such as Robespierre, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI .
In the French Reign of Terror, she is captured along with Joséphine de Beauharnais (wife of Napoleon Bonaparte). Tussaud was set to execute; However, she was pardoned just before she faced the guillotine.

Young / Before famous

She learned the art of wax sculpture from Philippe Curtius, a French doctor and artist whose mother worked as a housekeeper. In the late 1770s, she crafted her first wax work, a statue of the French writer and philosopher Voltaire.

Family life info

She was born in France and raised in Switzerland. After returning to her homeland during the French Revolution, she settled in London, England with her sons Joseph and François.

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She was tasked with drafting a wax death mask of murdered French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat. This piece, along with several others like it, was conducted throughout the city of Paris as a symbol of defiance against oppression and violence.

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When was Sculpting artist Marie Tussaud born?
Marie Tussaud birthday 1-12-1761 (death).
Where is Sculpting artist Marie Tussaud's birth place, what is Zodiac/Chinese Zodiac?
Marie Tussaud was born in France. is a Sculpting artist, whose Zodiac is Sagittarius, and who Chinese Zodiac is The Snake. Marie Tussaud's global rank is 76925 and whose rank is 185 in list of famous Sculpting artist.
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Birthday Marie Tussaud (1-12) in history

  • Day 1-12 year 1824: The presidential election between John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, and Henry Clay was turned over to the House of Representatives due to the lack of an electoral-vote majority.
  • Day 1-12 year 1887: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in print in the story "A Study in Scarlet."
  • Day 1-12 year 1955: Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her front-section bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala.
  • Day 1-12 year 1959: Twelve nations, including the United States, signed a treaty setting aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve free from military activity.
  • Day 1-12 year 1997: Representatives from more than 150 countries gathered at a global warming summit in Kyoto, Japan, and over the course of ten days forged an agreement to control the emission of greenhouse gases. President Bush pulled the U.S. out of the Kyoto Protocol in 2001.
  • Day 1-12 year 1998: Exxon and Mobil agreed to merge, creating the world's largest corporation.
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