Chamomile man on the gravestone of the pharmacist Johann Frantz Merck

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Chamomile man on the gravestone of the pharmacist Johann Frantz Merck - Johann Frantz Merck dies. A coat of arms is engraved on his gravestone along with a figure in a Medieval costume, holding flowers in his hands. In the 19th century, the chamomile man becomes the main element of the family coat of arms, then a symbol for Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany, denoting the origins of the company in the pharmaceutical sciences – inseparably linked with knowledge of medicinal herbs. Registered as a trademark in 1894, the chamomile man is used as a picture logo up until the 1950s.

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Chamomile man on the gravestone of the pharmacist Johann Frantz Merck

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