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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 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 5,447,800 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Hugo Boss is the 22nd most popular designer (up from 23rd in 2019), the 743rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 847th 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 22 out of 86Before him are René Lalique, Maurizio Gucci, Georg Elser, Exekias, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Nina Ricci. After him are Thomas Chippendale, Manolo Blahnik, Iris Apfel, Raymond Loewy, Miuccia Prada, and Dieter Rams.

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Among people born in 1885, Hugo Boss ranks 37Before him are Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hermann Weyl, George Minot, Alexander Löhr, Sinclair Lewis, and Heinrich Hoffmann. After him are Hugo Sperrle, Clementine Churchill, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Giacomo Matteotti, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, and G. W. Pabst. Among people deceased in 1948, Hugo Boss ranks 29Before him are Jan Masaryk, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Kurt Schwitters, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, John J. Pershing, and Umberto Giordano. After him are Iwane Matsui, D. W. Griffith, Tamam Shud case, Georges Bernanos, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, and Zelda Fitzgerald.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Boss ranks 743 out of 6,142Before him are Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843), Philip William, Elector Palatine (1615), Joachim Sauer (1949), Otto Grotewohl (1894), Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), and Heinrich Hoffmann (1885). After him are Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (1868), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441), Franz Ziereis (1905), Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867), and Frank Farian (1941).

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), Luigi Colani (1928), Otl Aicher (1922), Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. (1914), and Philipp Plein (1978).