DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Louis Vuitton (aged 70)
French fashion designer and businessman
Louis Vuitton (4 August 1821 – 27 February 1892)was a French fashion designer and businessman. He was the founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH. Prior to this, he had been appointed as trunk-maker to Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III.
DEATH: He continued to work until his death at the age of 70 on 27 February 1892. After his death, his son Georges Vuitton took over control of the company.