Hubert De Givenchy

Hubert De Givenchy

Name Hubert De Givenchy
Profession Fashion Designer
Date of Birth 1927-02-21
Place of Birth Beauvais,
France
Age 91 yrs
Death Date 2018-03-10
Birth Sign Pisces

About Hubert De Givenchy

Founder of fashion powerhouse Givenchy, whose designs have been worn by such prominent clients as Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn and American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He received the 1983 Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur and a 1992 Medal de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Early Life of Hubert De Givenchy

After training at Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts, he worked with French designers Jacques Fath and Lucien Lelong.

Trivia

His first fashion collection was named for French model Bettina Graziani.

Family Life

He grew up in Beauvais, France, in an aristocratic and artistic family of Italian heritage.

Associated With

His famous fashion clients included screen stars Grace Kelly, Greta Garbo and opera singer Maria Callas.

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Hubert Cecil Booth – Engineer

Hubert Cecil Booth – Engineer

Name Hubert Cecil Booth
Profession Engineer
Date of Birth 1871-07-04
Place of Birth England
Age 83 yrs
Death Date 1955-01-14
Birth Sign Cancer

About Hubert Cecil Booth

Best known as the inventor of the vacuum cleaner, this English engineer also designed ships for the Royal Navy and Ferris wheels and bridges for numerous European amusement parks.

Early Life Experience of Hubert Cecil Booth

After studying mechanical and civil engineering at London’s Central Technical College, he began his career at the Maudslay Sons & Field firm in the Lambeth district of London.

Trivia Info

He devised his idea for the modern vacuum cleaner after watching a failed railway cleaning demonstration.

Family Life and Relationship

He married the daughter of flour mill owner Francis Tring Pearce.

Close Associates

Building upon the ideas of Booth and W.H. Hoover, entrepreneur James Dyson designed a bagless vacuum cleaner.

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Hubert Van Innis – Archer

Hubert Van Innis – Archer

Name Hubert Van Innis
Profession Archer
Date of Birth 1866-02-24
Place of Birth Belgium
Age 95 yrs
Death Date 1961-11-25
Birth Sign Pisces

About Hubert Van Innis

Archer who won six Olympic gold medals: two in 1900 in Paris, and four in 1920 in Antwerp; he also won three silver medals in his Olympic career.

Early Life Experience of Hubert Van Innis

He honed his skills as a young man in Belgium, before competing in the Olympics at age 34.

Trivia Info

He specialized in shorter events, such as the 33 and 50 meter competitions.

Family Life and Relationship

He was born and raised in Belgium.

Close Associates

When he retired he had the second most gold medals in Olympic history; he has since been surpassed by many athletes such as legendary American swimmer Michael Phelps.

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