Levi Strauss

1829 - 1902

Levi Strauss

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 1,388,736 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Levi Strauss ranks 15 out of 481Before him are John D. Rockefeller, Sepp Blatter, Aristotle Onassis, Vince McMahon, David Rockefeller, and Cosimo de' Medici. After him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Adolf Dassler, Amancio Ortega, and P. T. Barnum.

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Among people born in 1829, Levi Strauss ranks 2Before him is Geronimo. After him are Oscar II of Sweden, August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, John Everett Millais, Chester A. Arthur, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Alfred Brehm, Theodor Billroth, and William Booth. 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, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Ion Ivanovici, and Albert of Saxony.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Levi Strauss ranks 164 out of 3,763Before him are Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Werner von Siemens (1816), and Frederick William III of Prussia (1770). After him are Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Michel Ney (1769), Albert, Prince Consort (1819), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), and Emil Fischer (1852).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Levi Strauss ranks 1After him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Robert Bosch (1861), Henri Nestlé (1814), Otto Frank (1889), Bertha Benz (1849), Jakob Fugger (1459), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Paul Reuter (1816), and Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777).

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