Birth Name: Karl Otto Lagerfeld
Date of Birth: 10 September, 1933
Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany
Date of Death: 19 February, 2019
Place of Death: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Karl Lagerfeld was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist. He was 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 lived in Paris.
Karl was the son of Elisabeth (Bahlmann) and Otto Lagerfeld (Otto Christian Ludwig Lagerfeld), a businessperson. His father founded Lagerfeld & Co, which imported evaporated milk.
Karl had evidently said that he has Swedish ancestry. This was not correct. His surname has also been spelled Lagerfeldt, although historically the name was Lagerfeld.
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, and was a wine merchant. 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