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Pierre-François LARDET

French Pierre-François LARDET

French businessman

Source :  CEGAMA

Born: on May 06, 1894 in Mâcon, France
Died: on October 07, 1945 in Paris, France


During a visit near Lake Managua, Nicaragua in 1909, the journalist Pierre Lardet discovered the recipe for a cocoa-based drink. When he returned to Paris, he started its commercial fabrication and, in 1912, began marketing Banania with the picture of an Antillaise. Her image was replaced in 1915 with the drawing of a widely smiling Senegalese man.

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