Thomas Burberry

Fashion Designer

Birthday August 27, 1835

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Surrey, England

DEATH DATE Apr 4, 1926 (90)

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Fashion designer who created the luxury brand Burberry. He also invented gabardine, a popular fabric used in the making of suits.

Before Fame

He started designing early, consumed with the plaid print that later became associated with his brand.


He was a devout Baptist and would hold prayer meetings every morning.

Family Life

He was born in Surrey, England.

Associated With

Actress Emma Watson modeled extensively for his Burberry brand.