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Bacardi, Facundo, Don

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Born: 1814 AD
Died: 1887 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Cuban
Categories: Businessmen

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1814 - Don Facundo Bacardí Massó was born in Sitges (Catalonia).


1830 - He settled in Cuba.

 

1844 - In Santiago, he became the owner of a mercantile shop.

 

1852 - Began to experiment with the process of distilling rum  or sugar-cane brandy, until he was able to obtain a much milder drink.

 

1862 - Established the  eponym of Bacardi rum distillery and constituted the firm Bacardi.

 

1872 - He turned the management of the company over to his sons Emilio and Facundo Bacardí Moreau.

 

1890 - The son José and son in law Enrique Schueg would become partners in the firm.

 

 

 

 


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