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 Marie Tussaud

Marie Tussaud

Original Name Anna Maria Grosholtz
Birth
Strasbourg, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death 16 Apr 1850 (aged 88)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 12141 · View Source
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Wax Sculptor. She learned her art from her uncle, J.C. Curtius, proprietor of wax museums in Paris from 1762. Tussaud was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror, and many heads of famous persons were brought to her for modeling. In 1802 she inherited her uncle's museums and immigrated to London, where she established Madame Tussaud's Exhibition, a museum that remains a principal tourist attraction.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12141
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marie Tussaud (1 Dec 1761–16 Apr 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12141, citing St Marys Roman Catholic Church, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .