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Eugen Sandow

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Eugen Sandow

Person  Male  Born 2/4/1867  Died 14/10/1925

Categories: Sport / Games, Theatre

Countries: Russia, USA

Body-builder and entertainer. Born Friedrich Wilhelm Müller in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He left Prussia to avoid military service and travelled through Europe perfecting his physique. In the USA he performed for the impresario Florenz Ziegfeld. In about 1895 he moved to Britain, and in 1911 was honoured by George V, who followed his teachings, appointing him ‘professor of scientific physical culture to the king’. Died at his home in Holland Park. This film from 1894 shows him flexing his muscles.

2019: The Natural History Museum tells of the statues made from a 1901 cast of Sandow's body: one briefly displayed in 1901 and the other made on commission from Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990s.

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