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Merck family


The Merck family has a long history in pharmacy going back to the 17th century and establishing the company that became both Merck KGaA and Merck & Company.


Friedrich Jacob Merck purchased the second town pharmacy in Darmstadt, known as the Engel-Apotheke or Angel Pharmacy. When Friedrich died, the pharmacy was passed on to his nephew and ever since has gone from father to son. The sixth person in this series of pharmacists was Heinrich Emanuel Merck who in 1827 established the chemical-pharmaceutical factory in Darmstadt, which laid the foundations for the company's research operations.

The Merck family started the company that became both Merck KGaA and Merck & Co.



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  • 2012 The IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award
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