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Bayer, Friedrich

Born: 1825 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Businessmen


1825 - Born on June 6th in Barmen, Rhine province, Prussia [Germany]. German businessman who founded the chemical firm that became the world-famous Bayer AG.

         - Bayer served an apprenticeship with a firm dealing in chemical products, and he quickly advanced to become the deputy of the owner.

1863 - With Friedrich Weskott, Bayer founded a new firm producing triphenylmethane and azo dyestuffs and later also alizarin dyestuffs.

         - He founded the paint factory Friedrich Bayer along with Johann Friedrich Weskott in Elberfeld.

1880 - Died on May 6th in Wurzburg, Germany.

         - His business supplied chemicals and dyestuffs to textile firms throughout the world, and the foundation for Bayer AG was already laid.

         - His son, Karl Bayer, developed the Bayer process for chemical extraction of aluminum from bauxite.


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