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One of the most influential figures of American history, Benjamin Franklin is also famous for being a man of science and progress. Son of a Boston tallow chandler, Franklin started his career in the candle trade. However, his inquisitive nature and passion for words led him to pursue the path of politics. The traditional Quaker austerity haunted by the revolutionary ideal will transform him into the ambassador for the American independence. His commitment and passion for his cause will lead him to cross the Atlantic and sojourn in France where he will both friendship and support in the likes of Louis XVI and Voltaire. As one of the key protagonists in the profound ideological changes animating the New Continent, Franklin is also one of the Founding Fathers and signatories of the Declaration of Independence. He is also actively involved in the ratification of the American Constitution.
Well aware of the richness of its history, Maison Trudon has asked the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (the French National Museum Council) to be granted the rights of reproducing in wax some jewels from its Molding Workshop catalogue. Trudon introduces today the busts of characters or symbols of the French History, a very precious theme for the company which used to be the Manufacture Royale de Cire.