Designers

Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Michelangelo Biography Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on 6 March 1475 in the village of Caprese, which is in Tuscany, Italy, approximately 100km to the east of Florence. His family were in the banking business and so while not affluent, they certainly weren’t poor. His father, Leonardo, was also a magistrate in Caprese. He and his wife Francesca ...

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Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel Biography Gustave Eiffel was born on 15 December 1832 in the city of Dijon, the historical capital of the Burgundy region of France. His family name is Bönickhausen and that is the name under which his birth was registered, but the family took the name Eiffel from the name of the mountains near to where they emigrated from ...

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Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Biography Ralph Lauren’s clothing brands are marketed on the iconography of luxury and privilege, a completely different world from where the fashion designer started out in life. The youngest of four children born to Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants Frank and Fraydl Lifshitz, Ralph Lifshitz was born in The Bronx, New York on 14th October 1939. With patriarch Frank working ...

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