Milestones of Corporate History

A Chronicle of Bertelsmann

From the protestant publishing house to the mordern media, services and education company of today: discover here, how Bertelsmann developed to what it is today - a creative and international company.

Carl Bertelsmann, a printer and bookbinder, founded C. Bertelsmann Verlag in 1835. The founder’s son Heinrich Bertelsmann, and the latter’s son-in-law Johannes Mohn, continued to lead the company in the traditional spirit.