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Camillo Olivetti

AKA Samuel David Camillo Olivetti

Born: 13-Aug-1868
Birthplace: Ivrea, Italy
Died: 4-Dec-1943
Location of death: Biella, Italy
Cause of death: Infection
Remains: Buried, Biella Jewish Cemetery, Biella, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Founder of Olivetti SpA

Italian engineer Camillo Olivetti ran a factory making measuring devices for more than a decade, and became interested in typewriters after a trip to America. He established Olivetti SpA on 29 October 1908 to manufacture typewriters, though its first model was not available for sale until 1911. The company became famous for its stylish, reliable typewriters, exported to twenty-two nations by the time of his death, and the Olivetti brand became a European leader in office machines and computers. Politically an outspoken socialist and Jewish by heredity, he converted to the Unitarian faith late in life.

Father: Salvador Benedict Olivetti (d. 1869)
Mother: Elvira Priests Olivetti
Wife: Luisa Revel Olivetti (m. 1899)
Son: Adriano Olivetti (Olivetti executive, b. 11-Apr-1901, d. 27-Feb-1960)
Son: Dino Olivetti
Daughter: Elena Olivetti
Daughter: Laura Olivetti
Son: Massimo Olivetti
Daughter: Silvia Olivetti Marxer

    University: BA Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin (1891)
    University: Stanford University (attended 1893-95)

    Olivetti SpA Founder & CEO (1908-38)
    Member of the Board of Olivetti SpA (1908-43; Chair 1908-38)
    Grammo/Centimetro/Secondo (Co-Founder & Manager (1896-1908)
    Converted to Unitarianism (1938)
    Italian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal
    Spanish Ancestry

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