Asa Griggs Candler

1851 - 1929

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Asa Griggs Candler (December 30, 1851 – March 12, 1929) was an American business tycoon who in 1888 purchased the Coca-Cola recipe for US$1,750 from chemist John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. Candler founded The Coca-Cola Company in 1892 and developed it as a major company.Prominent among civic leaders of Atlanta, Candler was elected and served as the 41st Mayor of the city, from 1916 to 1919. Candler Field, the site of the present-day Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was named after him, as is Candler Park in Atlanta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asa Griggs Candler has received more than 789,485 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Asa Griggs Candler is the 149th most popular businessperson (down from 148th in 2019), the 1,824th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,849th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Asa Griggs Candler ranks 149 out of 604. Before him are Theodor de Bry, Gianni Infantino, Phil Knight, Jack Welch, Charles Simonyi, and Martha Stewart. After him are Masayoshi Son, Torakusu Yamaha, Karl Albrecht, Thomas J. Watson, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and Ron Dennis.

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Among people born in 1851, Asa Griggs Candler ranks 21Before him are Vincent d'Indy, Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich von Wieser, Doc Holliday, Knut Wicksell, and Isabella, Princess of Asturias. After him are Torakusu Yamaha, Charles Dow, Alexander, Prince of Orange, Guillaume Bigourdan, Charles Dupuy, and Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval. Among people deceased in 1929, Asa Griggs Candler ranks 35Before him are Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, Prince Henry of Prussia, Carl Auer von Welsbach, Liang Qichao, Tanaka Giichi, and Oldfield Thomas. After him are Gyula Andrássy the Younger, La Goulue, Manuel Gomes da Costa, Enrico Ferri, Rainis, and Maurice Sarrail.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Asa Griggs Candler ranks 1,824 out of 15,968. Before him are John Harvey Kellogg (1852), Wolfgang Kapp (1858), Michael Dudikoff (1954), James L. Brooks (1940), Kim Hunter (1922), and Vannevar Bush (1890). After him are Don Ameche (1908), Benjamin Spock (1903), Saul Kripke (1940), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Jane Jacobs (1916), and John O'Keefe (1939).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Asa Griggs Candler ranks 52Before him are Lady Bird Johnson (1912), Melinda Gates (1964), Katharine Graham (1917), Phil Knight (1938), Jack Welch (1935), and Martha Stewart (1941). After him are Thomas J. Watson (1874), Roger Ailes (1940), Sheldon Adelson (1933), Jack Daniel (1850), John DeLorean (1925), and Larry Silverstein (1931).