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Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel
Birth:   1883
Death:   1971
Renowned Fashion Designer. Born a peasant and raised in an orphanage, she grew up with a gift of fashion and a keen awareness of social trends. Some of her most famous creations were worn by Jackie Kennedy. Coco Chanel died in 1971 at the age of 88. The House of Chanel still exists today, after being purchase by Karl Lagerfeld in 1983. She is buried in Lausanne Switzerland; her tomb is surrounded by five stone lions. (bio by: Greg Brown)Search Amazon for Gabrielle Chanel
 
Burial:
Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery
Lausanne
Vaud, Switzerland
 
Gabrielle Chanel passed away in her suite at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, France. The five lion heads on her tombstone represent her lucky number and her zodiac sign.

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