Hans Riegel

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1923 – 2013

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Who was Hans Riegel?

Johannes Peter "Hans" Riegel was a German entrepreneur who owned and operated the confectioner Haribo since 1946.

Born in Bonn, he was the oldest son of the company's founder Hans Riegel, Sr., who invented the gummy bear in 1922. After his graduation from the Jesuit boarding school Aloisiuskolleg, he did his doctorate in 1951 at Bonn University with his thesis "The development of the world sugar industry during and after the Second World War".

In 1953, he was elected first president of the German badminton association after he had won the German championship in the men's doubles. In 1954 and 1955 he won the mixed doubles title. In the same year, he organized the construction of the first indoor badminton court in Germany, called the Haribo-Centre, in Bonn.

Riegel owned the Jakobsburg Hotel and Golf resort near Boppard in the Rhine Valley in Germany.

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Born
Mar 10, 1923
Bonn
Also known as
  • Hans Riegel Jr.
  • Johannes Peter Riegel
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • Germany
  • Austria
Profession
Education
  • University of Bonn
Employment
  • Haribo
Died
Oct 15, 2013
Bonn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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