His early death, like that of Jane Austen, cut short a shining literary career, leaving a small, but respected body of work.
A writer more famous for the dish which bears his name.
The first celebrity chef, he shaped the tastes of Jane Austen’s Europe.
Royal court painter at Marie Antoinette’s Versailles…
…celebrated author of “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
English Romanticist landscape painter and subject of the award nominated film, Mr. Turner
Anna Maria “Marie” Tussaud (née Grosholtz; 1 December 1761 – 16 April 1850) was a French born artist of German descent, who became known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum that she founded in London. Marie Tussaud was born 1 December 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her father, Joseph Grosholtz, was killed… Read more about Madame Marie Tussaud
Thomas Hope (30 August 1769 – 3 February 1830/1831), was a Dutch and British merchant banker, author, philosopher and art collector, best known for his novel Anastasius a work which many experts considered a rival to the writings of Lord Byron. His sons included Henry Thomas Hope and Alexander Beresford Hope. The eldest son of… Read more about Thomas Hope: Banker, Author, Adventurer