Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
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Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

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Birthday
2, 1834
Birthplace
Colmar, France
Death Date
Oct 4, 1904 (70)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1834
Birthplace
Colmar, France
Death Date
Oct 4, 1904 (70)

About

French sculptor known for designing the Statue of Liberty. He also created the statue of Marquis de Lafayette in Union Square in New York City.

Before Fame

He attended the Lycee Louis-le-Grand in Paris and then went on to study architecture at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts.

Trivia

The Statue of Liberty was the highest structure in New York at the time it was erected.

Family Life

He married Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in 1875.

Associated With

He and Gustave Eiffel both worked on the Statue of Liberty.