Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering

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Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering
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Born (1824-05-31)May 31, 1824
Died December 27, 1889(1889-12-27) (aged 65)
Employer Schering

Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (May 31, 1824 – December 27, 1889) was a German apothecary and industrialist who created the Schering Corporation. The company split into Schering AG and Schering-Plough after US assets were seized during World War II.


He was born on May 31, 1824 in Germany. In 1851 he opened a pharmacy in Chausseestrasse, in the north of Berlin.[1][2] He died on December 27, 1889 and was buried in the Protestant Friedhof III der Jerusalems- und Neuen Kirchengemeinde (Cemetery No. III of the congregations of Jerusalem's Church and New Church) in Berlin-Kreuzberg, south of Hallesches Tor.


The Ernst Schering Prize is awarded annually in his honour by the Schering Foundation for outstanding research in medicine, biology or chemistry.[3]


  1. ^ International directory of company histories. Gale publishing. 
  2. ^ Schering AG West Germany. Schering AG. 1988. 
  3. ^ "Ernst Schering Prize". Ernst Schering Foundation. Retrieved 16 January 2015.