Fulco di Verdura, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Fulco di Verdura

Italian noble

Date of Birth: 20-Mar-1898

Place of Birth: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Date of Death: 15-Aug-1978

Profession: artist, socialite

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Fulco di Verdura

  • Fulco di Verdura (20 March 1898 – 15 August 1978), or Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, Duke of Verdura and Marquis of Murata la Cerda, was an influential Italian jeweller.
  • His career began with an introduction to designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel by composer Cole Porter.
  • He opened his own jewelry salon, which he called Verdura, in 1939.He was the last to bear the now-defunct Sicilian title of Duke of Verdura, and his cousin was a prominent Sicilian prince, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of the famous novel The Leopard.
  • A biography of Fulco di Verdura was published by Thames & Hudson, authored by Patricia Corbett.

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