Karl Gustavovich Faberge

Born: May 30, 1846 AD
Died: 1920 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Businessmen, Jeweller

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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