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John Stith Pemberton
July 8, 1831|
Knoxville, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||August 16, 1888
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Resting place||Old City Cemetery|
|Education||Reform Medical College of Georgia|
|Known for||Inventor of Coca-Cola|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Eliza Clifford Lewis|
|Children||Charles Nay Pemberton|
||Confederate States of America Army|
|Years of service||1861–65|
|Unit||Third Cavalry Battalion of the Georgia State Guard|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was an American pharmacist and Confederate States Army veteran who is best known as the inventor of Coca-Cola. In May 1886, he developed an early version of a beverage that would later become Coca-Cola, but sold his rights to the drink shortly before his death.
He suffered from a sabre wound sustained in April 1865, during the Battle of Columbus; his ensuing morphine addiction led him to experiment with various painkillers and toxins. In the end, this led to the recipe that later was adapted to make Coca-Cola.
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