Marie Laveau Photo

Marie Laveau

Born: Sep 10, 1794

Death: Jun 15, 1881

Birthplace: French Quarter

Nationality: United States

Marie Laveau

Date of Birth : Sep 10, 1794
Date of Death : Jun 15, 1881
Birth Place : French Quarter

Marie Catherine Laveau was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, also practiced Voudoun, as well as Voodoo. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. "In 1874 as many as twelve thousand spectators, both black and white, swarmed to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to catch a glimpse of Marie Laveau II performing her legendary rites on St. John's Eve."

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