Marie Catherine Laveau
September 10, 1801
|Died||June 15, 1881 (aged 79)|
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Occultist, voodoo priestess, midwife, nurse, herbalist|
|Known for||Voodoo Queen of New Orleans|
|Spouse(s)||Jacques Paris, Christophe Glapion|
|Parent(s)||Charles LaVeau and Marguerite Henry (known as D'Arcantel)|
Marie Catherine Laveau (September 10, 1801 – June 15, 1881) was a Louisiana practitioner of voodoo, herbalism and midwifery. She was well-known in 19th century New Orleans.
Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, (1827–c. 1862) also practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and African spiritualism and Louisiana voodoo.
An alternate spelling of her name, Laveaux, may be from the original French spelling.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ward, Martha 2004. Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau. Oxford: University of Mississippi Press. ISBN 1578066298