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List of Famous Shoemakers

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List of famous shoemakers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top shoemakers in the world? This includes the most prominent shoemakers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable shoemakers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic shoemakers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned shoemakers.

List includes George Robert Twelves Hewes, Heinrich Ludwig Lindemann, more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known shoemakers to the lesser known shoemakers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the shoemaker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous shoemakers ever?" and "What are the names of famous shoemakers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
  • Nicholas Turturro, Sr. is a shoemaker, carpenter, soldier, construction worker, and the husband of Katherine Turturro....  more
  • Thomas Traynor (27 May 1882 – 25 April 1921) was a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) hanged in Mountjoy Prison during the Irish War of Independence....  more
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    Besarion Jughashvili

    Besarion Ivanes dze Jughashvili, commonly known as Beso, (c. 1850 – 25 August 1909) was the father of Joseph Stalin. Born into a peasant family of serfs in Didi Lilo in Georgia, he moved to Tbilisi at a young age to be a shoemaker, working in a factory. He was invited to set up his own shop in Gori, where he met and married Ekaterine Geladze, with whom had three sons; only the youngest, Ioseb, lived. Once known as a "clever and proud" man, Jughashvili's shop failed and he developed a serious drinking problem, wherefore he left his family and moved back to Tbilisi in 1884, working in a factory again. He had little contact with either his wife or son after that point, and little is known of...  more
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    George Robert Twelves Hewes

    George Robert Twelves Hewes (August 25, 1742 – November 5, 1840) was a participant in the political protests in Boston at the onset of the American Revolution, and one of the last survivors of the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. Later he fought in the American Revolutionary War as a militiaman and privateer. Shortly before his death at the age of 98, Hewes was the subject of two biographies and much public commemoration....  more