Levi Strauss

1829 - 1902

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Levi Strauss (; born Löb Strauß, German: [løːp ˈʃtʁaʊs]; February 26, 1829 – September 26, 1902) was a German-born American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm of Levi Strauss & Co. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Levi Strauss has received more than 1,725,829 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Levi Strauss is the 17th most popular businessperson (down from 15th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Germany (down from 164th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Businessperson.

Levi Strauss is most famous for inventing the blue jeans.

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Among businesspeople, Levi Strauss ranks 17 out of 604Before him are David Rockefeller, Vince McMahon, Ray Kroc, Sepp Blatter, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, and Carlos Slim. After him are Muhammad Yunus, Adolf Dassler, Cosimo de' Medici, Amancio Ortega, Ludwig Erhard, and Colonel Sanders.

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Among people born in 1829, Levi Strauss ranks 3Before him are Geronimo and Oscar II of Sweden. After him are August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, John Everett Millais, Chester A. Arthur, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Alfred Brehm, Theodor Billroth, and Anselm Feuerbach. Among people deceased in 1902, Levi Strauss ranks 3Before him are Émile Zola and Cecil Rhodes. After him are Rudolf Virchow, Swami Vivekananda, Maria Goretti, Samuel Butler, Marie Henriette of Austria, James Tissot, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and Ion Ivanovici.

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Among people born in Germany, Levi Strauss ranks 176 out of 5,289Before him are Herbert Marcuse (1898), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), and Werner von Siemens (1816). After him are Emmy Noether (1882), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), Edith Stein (1891), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), and Conrad III of Germany (1093).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Levi Strauss ranks 2Before him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838). After him are Adolf Dassler (1900), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Robert Bosch (1861), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henri Nestlé (1814), Otto Frank (1889), Bertha Benz (1849), Jakob Fugger (1459), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), and Dietmar Hopp (1940).