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Madame Tussaud

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud

Full Name: Anna Maria "Marie" Tussaud
Profession: Wax Museum Creator

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum that she founded in London.

Born: December 1, 1761
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: April 16, 1850 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Died in her sleep

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Events in the Life of Madame Tussaud

  • 1928-04-26 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition reopens in London after a fire
  • 1958-03-19 Britain's first planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's, London

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