Karl Gustavovich Faberge
1846 - Carl Gustavovich Fabergé, born on the 20th of May in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a Russian jeweller, best known for the fabulous Fabergé eggs, made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials.
1860 - The family moved again, to Dresden, and shortly thereafter, the teenage he went on a study trip, learning the jeweller’s craft at the House of Friedman in Frankfurt.
1864 - He returned to St. Petersburg and joined his father’s business, taking over its management.
1885 - He became the Tsar’s Court Goldsmith.
1897 - The Swedish court appointed Fabergé Court Goldsmith.
1900 - His work represented Russia at the World’s Fair in Paris.
1917 - Amidst the chaos of the October Revolution, he sold his shares in the company to his employees and fled Russia.
1920 - Died on the 24th of September in Russia.
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