Guccio Gucci

1881 - 1953

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Guccio Giovanbattista Giacinto Dario Maria Gucci (26 March 1881 – 2 January 1953) was an Italian businessman and fashion designer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guccio Gucci has received more than 1,938,141 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Guccio Gucci is the 65th most popular businessperson (up from 75th in 2019), the 766th most popular biography from Italy (up from 856th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Businessperson.

Guccio Gucci was an Italian businessman and founder of the Gucci fashion house. He was born in Florence in 1881 and died in 1953. He was the son of a Florentine craftsman who made leather goods, and he studied to be a shoemaker before moving to Rome to work for a shoemaker there. He then became an apprentice to a saddler. In 1920, he opened his own saddlery store in Florence, which he named after himself. In 1921, he added a line of leather goods.

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Among businesspeople, Guccio Gucci ranks 65 out of 604Before him are Margaret Hamilton, Rupert Murdoch, Li Ka-shing, Fred Trump, Dietrich Mateschitz, and Lee Byung-chul. After him are Estée Lauder, Martin Cooper, Frank Williams, Richard Branson, Bertha Benz, and Benjamin Guggenheim.

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Among people born in 1881, Guccio Gucci ranks 32Before him are George Enescu, Maximilian von Weichs, Hans Fischer, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Irving Langmuir, and François Darlan. After him are Natalia Goncharova, Władysław Sikorski, Asta Nielsen, Walter Rudolf Hess, Theodore von Kármán, and Otto Wille Kuusinen. Among people deceased in 1953, Guccio Gucci ranks 19Before him are Francis Picabia, Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Fritzsche, Ivan Bunin, Eugene O'Neill, and Raoul Dufy. After him are Erich Mendelsohn, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Hugo Sperrle, Richard Walther Darré, Alice Prin, and Ernst Zermelo.

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Among people born in Italy, Guccio Gucci ranks 766 out of 4,088Before him are Giorgetto Giugiaro (1938), Paolo Rossi (1956), Poliziano (1454), Giambattista Basile (1566), Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), and Italo Balbo (1896). After him are Il Sodoma (1477), Margherita of Savoy (1851), Clementia of Hungary (1293), Pope Alexander II (1010), Manfred, King of Sicily (1232), and Valentino (1932).


Among businesspeople born in Italy, Guccio Gucci ranks 5Before him are Cosimo de' Medici (1389), Ettore Bugatti (1881), Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916), and Giovanni Agnelli (1866). After him are Flavio Briatore (1950), Michele Ferrero (1925), Massimo Moratti (1945), Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (1947), Aurelio Peccei (1908), Vincenzo Lancia (1881), and Piero Ferrari (1945).