Birth Name: Karl Otto Lagerfeld
Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany
Date of Birth: 10 September, 1933
Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer. He is known for being a main designer and director of the fashion house Chanel, as well as the Italian house Fendi, and his own fashion label.
He is the son of Elisabeth (Bahlmann) and Otto Lagerfeld (Otto Christian Ludwig Lagerfeld), a businessperson. His father founded Lagerfeld & Co, which imported evaporated milk.
Karl has evidently said that he has Swedish ancestry. This is not correct.
Karl’s paternal grandfather was Tonnies Johann Otto Lagerfeld (the son of Adrian Peter Friedrich Lagerfeld and Johanna Therese Erika Friedlander Gorschy). Tonnies was born in Hamburg. Adrian was the son of Johann Hermann Lagerfeld and Antonetta Maria Elisabeth Thiel. Karl’s great-grandmother Johanna was the daughter of Johann Joseph Gorschy and Anna Margarethe Elizabeth Duver.
Karl’s paternal grandmother was Maria Wilhelmine Franziska Wiegele (the daughter of Ernst Wilhelm Wiegele and Elizabeth Caroline Maria Warncke).
Karl’s maternal grandfather was Heinrich Maria Karl Bahlmann (the son of Friedrich Wilhelm Bahlmann and Agnes Rath). Heinrich, known as Karl Bahlmann, was a Catholic Centre Party local politician.
Karl’s maternal grandmother was named Emilie Drecker.
Source: Genealogy of Karl Lagerfeld – https://www.geni.com
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