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Jean Antoine Houdon

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741 - 1828) - sculptor

Jean-Antoine Houdon was born March 25, 1741 in Versailles, France. As a sculptor, he became famous for his busts and statues of the great thinkers[?] and doers of the time, including those of Denis Diderot (1771), Benjamin Franklin(1778), Thomas Jefferson (1789), Napoleon, Jean-Jacques Rousseau(1778), Voltaire (1781), and George Washington (1788).

Jean Antoine Houdon died in Paris on July 15, 1828 and was interred at the Cimetiere de Montparnasse.

Bust of Jefferson by Houdon

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