Hugo Boss

1885 - 1948

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Hugo Ferdinand Boss (8 July 1885 – 9 August 1948) was a German businessman and an early member of the Nazi Party. He was the founder and big boss of the fashion house Hugo Boss AG. He was an active member of the Nazi Party from 1931, and remained so until Nazi Germany's capitulation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Boss has received more than 5,919,127 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Hugo Boss is the 17th most popular designer (up from 21st in 2019), the 759th most popular biography from Germany (down from 743rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Designer.

Hugo Boss is a German fashion company that specializes in suits, sportswear, and other clothing. It was founded in 1924 by Hugo Boss and is currently owned by the private equity firm Permira.

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Among designers, Hugo Boss ranks 17 out of 104Before him are Gerrit Rietveld, Giorgetto Giugiaro, László Moholy-Nagy, Michael Thonet, Valentino, and Georg Elser. After him are Nina Ricci, Exekias, Thomas Chippendale, Miuccia Prada, René Lalique, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Among people born in 1885, Hugo Boss ranks 33Before him are Karl Radek, George Minot, Sabina Spielrein, Alexander Löhr, Heinrich Hoffmann, and Sinclair Lewis. After him are Hermann Weyl, Erich von Stroheim, Hugo Sperrle, Luigi Russolo, Kato Svanidze, and Tomoyuki Yamashita. Among people deceased in 1948, Hugo Boss ranks 30Before him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Maria Mandl, Arthur Liebehenschel, Kurt Schwitters, John J. Pershing, and Georges Bernanos. After him are Umberto Giordano, D. W. Griffith, Iwane Matsui, Pompeu Fabra, Kantarō Suzuki, and Emil Ludwig.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Boss ranks 759 out of 7,253Before him are Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Simon Marius (1573), Marie d'Agoult (1805), Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414), and Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846). After him are Fritz Perls (1893), Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1729), Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Joachim Frank (1940), Karl Harrer (1890), and Ryke Geerd Hamer (1935).

Among DESIGNERS In Germany

Among designers born in Germany, Hugo Boss ranks 3Before him are Michael Thonet (1796), and Georg Elser (1903). After him are Dieter Rams (1932), Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. (1914), Otl Aicher (1922), Luigi Colani (1928), Margarete Steiff (1847), Anton Koberger (1440), Erik Spiekermann (1947), and Philipp Plein (1978).