Sir Henry Wellcome FRS
(1853-1936)

Died aged c. 83

Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome FRS (August 21, 1853 – July 25, 1936) was an American British pharmaceutical entrepreneur. He founded the pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Company with his colleague Silas Burroughs in 1880, which is one of the four large companies to eventually merge to form GlaxoSmithKline. He left a large amount of capital for charitable work in his will, which was used to form the Wellcome Trust, one of the world's largest medical charities. He was a keen collector of medical artefacts which are now displayed at the Wellcome Collection.

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Sir Henry Wellcome 1853-1936 pharmacist, founder of the Wellcome Trust and Foundation lived here

6 Gloucester Gate, Camden, NW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived