Marie Tussaud

Marie Tussaud bio

Birth Name: Marie Tussaud

Occupation: Sculptor

Place Of Birth: France

Date Of Birth: December 1, 1761

Date Of Death: April 16, 1850

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: French

Marie Tussaud was born on the 1st of December, 1761. She was famous for being a Sculptor. Remembered for her lifelike wax sculptures, this French-born artist established the original Madame Tussauds wax museum in London, England, in the 1830s. She created a famous wax statue of Benjamin Franklin, as well as death masks of such guillotined French historical figures as Robespierre, Marie Antoinette, and Louis XVI .

Marie Tussaud was born in France. She learned the art of wax sculpting from Philippe Curtius, a French doctor and artist by whom her mother was employed as a housekeeper. In the late 1770s, she crafted her first wax work, a sculpture of French writer and philosopher Voltaire. During the French Reign of Terror, she was arrested along with Joséphine de Beauharnais (the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte ). Tussaud was set to be executed; however, she was pardoned shortly before she was to face the guillotine.

Marie Tussaud was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Marie Tussaud was born in 1760s.

Marie Tussaud is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Marie Tussaud’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Marie Tussaud’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Marie Tussaud was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Marie Tussaud
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Marie Tussaud was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Marie Tussaud was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Marie Tussaud had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Marie Tussaud’s birth sign is Sagittarius and she had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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