Marie Laveau

1801 - 1881

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Marie Catherine Laveau (September 10, 1801 – June 15, 1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, herbalist and midwife who was renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II (1827 – c. 1862), also practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and African spiritualism as well as Louisiana Voodoo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie Laveau has received more than 2,911,187 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Marie Laveau is the 1,147th most popular religious figure (down from 1,003rd in 2019), the 2,134th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,794th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Marie Laveau ranks 1,147 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Theophilus of Alexandria, Xenia of Saint Petersburg, Didacus of Alcalá, John IV of Constantinople, Nimatullah Kassab, and Beatrice of Silva. After her are Antipope Victor IV, Geert Groote, Adam Rainer, Roberto Calvi, Angelus of Jerusalem, and Peter the Venerable.

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Among people born in 1801, Marie Laveau ranks 24Before her are George Biddell Airy, Thomas Cole, Albert Lortzing, Moritz von Jacobi, Immanuel Nobel, and Karl Baedeker. After her are Vladimir Dal, Maria Theresa of Austria, Henri Labrouste, Zénaïde Bonaparte, William H. Seward, and Julius Plücker. Among people deceased in 1881, Marie Laveau ranks 28Before her are Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, Ludwig von Benedek, Eduard Heine, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, and Hermann Lotze. After her are Maria Domenica Mazzarello, Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Sophia Perovskaya, Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Princess Caroline of Denmark, and Ami Boué.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marie Laveau ranks 2,134 out of 18,182Before her are George Gallup (1901), Marc Anthony (1968), Larry David (1947), Rob Reiner (1947), Florence Owens Thompson (1903), and Ving Rhames (1959). After her are Christa McAuliffe (1948), Doc Holliday (1851), Frank Lucas (1930), Vincent Schiavelli (1948), Michael Jeter (1952), and Jessica Alba (1981).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Marie Laveau ranks 13Before her are William Miller (1782), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Lillian Asplund (1906), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Henry Molaison (1926), and Jesse Livermore (1877). After her are William M. Branham (1909), Raymond Franz (1922), Angelo Dundee (1921), David Wilkerson (1931), Robert Cornelius (1809), and William Levada (1936).