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Levi Strauss


Dry-goods salesman who all invented denim slacks and founded the very first blue-jeans manufacturing firm, Levi Strauss & Co. He became an American in January 1853 and transferred to the Western world Coast to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA during the elevation from the California Silver Rush to broaden his family’s dry-goods business. This is the very first incarnation of Levi Strauss & Co. His Levi Strauss Base gave its initial donation in 1897 towards the School of California, Berkeley. He was raised with five siblings. His brothers Jonas and Louis founded a low cost dry-goods business in NEW YORK known as J. Strauss & Co., which planted the seed products for his business down the road. His company’s marketing campaign in 2012 celebrated the brand new spirit of that time period, but conservative chat show web host Glenn Beck sensed it was a really special event of anti-American progressivism, leading him to denounce Levi’s and start his own type of jeans, 1791.

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Full Name Levi Strauss
Date Of Birth February 26, 1829
Died September 26, 1902, San Francisco, California, United States
Place Of Birth Buttenheim, Germany
Profession Entrepreneur
Education University of Paris, College of Sorbonne, Lycée Condorcet, Lycée Janson de Sailly
Nationality American, German
Spouse Monique Roman, Dina Lévi-Strauss
Parents Rebecca Haas Strauss, Hirsch Strauss
Siblings Fanny Strauss Stern, Mathilde Strauss, Jacob Strauss, Rosla Strauss, Jonas Strauss, Louis Strauss
Awards Erasmus Prize, Meister Eckhart Prize
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1He grew up in France. His father was a portrait painter; his grandfather was a rabbi.
2He earned degrees in law and philosophy at the University of Paris. He became a high-school teacher; his fellow faculty members included Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Later, he was a sociology professor in Brazil.
3On the eve of WWII, he was drafted into the French army, as a liaison with the British army.
4Philosopher and anthropologist.



Somewhere, Someone1972



Claude Lévi-Strauss par lui-même2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Visionen zum Millennium1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Apostrophes1988TV SeriesHimself
Un certain regard1972TV SeriesHimself
Monitor1964TV Series documentaryHimself

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Mes Chers Contemporain2014TV SeriesHimself

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