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Amalie Auguste Melitta (Liebscher) Bentz (1873 - 1950)

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Amalie Auguste Melitta (Melitta) Bentz formerly Liebscher
Born in Dresden, Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Porta Westfalica, West Germanymap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2018 | Last significant change: 15 Nov 2018
16:18: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Amalie Auguste Melitta (Liebscher) Bentz (1873-1950). [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: Germany, Unconnected Profiles | German Notables.


Melitta (Liebscher) Bentz is Notable.
  • Father: Karl Liebscher, a publisher; mother: Brigitte Reinhardt
  • Brother: Paul Liebscher
  • Husband: Hugo Bentz, who predeceased her by 4 years
  • Children: Horst Bentz, Willy Bentz, Herta Bentz
  • Grandchildren: Thomas and Stephen Bentz
  • Melitta, a coffee enthusiast, invented the coffee filter, using her son's school supplies. She received a Germany patent, June 1908. The company bearing her name has over 4000 employees bearing her name 110 years later, and annual revenue of abt. 1.5 billion Euros.
  • The company was an active part of the Nazi war effort in World War II. They also participated in an effort to assist survivors of Nazi forced labor programs post-war.


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