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Factor, Maxlocked

(1872?–30 August 1938)
  • Francesco L. Nepa


Factor, Max (1872?–30 August 1938), cosmetics expert and executive, was born Max Faktor in Łódź, Poland, the son of Abraham Faktor and Cecilia Tandowsky. The exact year of his birth is unknown. Factor himself was not even certain, although 1872, 1874, and 1877 were the years most reported. Given the events that took place in his early life, 1872 appears to be the most accurate....

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