Marie Brizard et Roger International
|Subsidiary of Belvédère|
|Erick Antony Skora, Managing Director|
The founder, Marie Brizard, was born in 1714 in Bordeaux one of 15 children of a barrel carpenter. In 1755, she took care of an ill West Indian sailor, and in return he gave her a recipe for aniseed liquor. That year, she and her nephew, Jean-Baptiste Roger, founded the company. The company began to grow, and was even presented to King Louis XV. In 1795, Jean-Baptiste Roger died. In 1801, Marie died. The company was passed to the widow of Roger, and the family kept ownership of the company for over ten generations until 1998. In 1954, it became a public limited company.
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