Full Name: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
Why Famous: Designed the Statue of Liberty to mark the Franco-American alliance of 1778. He raised money in both France and the U.S. for the New York landmark. He also created the Lion of Belfort, which is carved out of red sandstone in France.
- 1875-12-15 Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (41) weds Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in Newport, Rhode Island
- 1879-02-18 Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty