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.