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Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Profession: Sculptor


Biography: 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.

Born: August 2, 1834
Birthplace: Colmar, France
Star Sign: Leo

Died: October 4, 1904 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1875-12-15 Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (41) weds Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in Newport, Rhode Island

Historical Events

  • 1879-02-18 Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty

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