Johann Maria Farina

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Birthday
8, 1685
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 25, 1766 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1685
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 25, 1766 (80)

About

Perfumer who created fragrant water, which he named in honor of his city of residence Eau de Cologne.

Before Fame

He decided on the name Eau de Cologne to gain favor with the city's citizens who were generally wary of foreigners.

Trivia

He started his company in 1709. Their logo was a red tulip.

Family Life

His brother Johann Baptiste Farina moved to Cologne to take care of the business' bookkeeping.

Associated With

His invention was used by many famous individuals, including Oscar Wilde.