Born: Jun 06, 1825 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 54 years of age.
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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