Marie Laveau, also known as the “Voodoo Queen”, was a famed American 19th century voodoo priestess and occultist regarded as the most powerful and eminent of all the voodoo queens from New Orleans.
She was the daughter of the Charles LaVeau, who was a onetime Mayor of New Orleans. In 1819, she got married to Jacques Paris. After Jacques disappeared mysteriously and was presumed dead, she got married to Christophe Dominick Duminy de Glapion and mothered seven children with him, including Marie LaVeau II, who also became a famed voodoo practitioner and succeeded her.
After her death on June 15, 1881, a number of people claimed they saw her walking on the streets of New Orleans.
According to local lore, the tomb where she was buried has the power to grant wishes.
In 2013, her tomb was vandalized. The authorities never identified the culprit(s).
was a famous American Louisiana Voodoo|voodoo practitioner,
who was born on
September 10, 1801. As a person born on this date, Marie Laveau is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 10) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1801).
People born on September 10
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Marie Laveau is the 759th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Marie Laveau's birthday, Marie Laveau is the 4998th most famous American and ranks 31st in famous people born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
In general, Marie Laveau ranks as the 9353rd
most popular famous person of all time.
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