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The traditional champagne house in Reims in north-east France, now called G.H. Mumm Champagne, was founded in 1827 by the three brothers Jacobus (1779-1835), Gottlieb (1782-1852) and Philipp Mumm (1779-1835) from Hesse in Germany, as well as Friedrich Giesler and G. Heuser from the Rhineland. The company initially traded under the name P. A. Mumm & Co. The "P. A." refers to the father of the three brothers, Peter-Arnold Mumm (1733-1797), who had already founded a wine trade in the Rhineland in Germany in 1761. Initially there were no vineyards of their own, but a large quantity of champagne was exported to Germany, Belgium, England and Russia in the year the company was founded. As early as 1837, Friedrich Giesler separated and founded his own company. After the death of Gottlieb Mumm in 1852, the partners fell out and two companies were subsequently established in Reims.

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