- This article is about the founder of the pharmaceutical company Bayer, for the Nobel Prize–winning German chemist, please see: Adolf von Baeyer
Friedrich Bayer (June 6, 1825 in Barmen now to Wuppertal – May 6, 1880 in Würzburg) was the founder of what would become Bayer, a German chemical and pharmaceutical company. He founded the dyestuff factory Friedrich Bayer along with Johann Friedrich Weskott in 1863 in Elberfeld, a flourishing city in the early industrialised region of the Wuppertal or Wupper Valley.
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