Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering (May 31, 1824 – December 27, 1889) was a German apothecary and industrialist who created the Schering Corporation. The company split into Schering AG and Schering-Plough after US assets were seized during World War II.
He was born on May 31, 1824 in Germany. In 1851 he opened a pharmacy in Chausseestrasse, in the north of Berlin. He died on December 27, 1889 and was buried in the Protestant Friedhof III der Jerusalems- und Neuen Kirchengemeinde (Cemetery No. III of the congregations of Jerusalem's Church and New Church) in Berlin-Kreuzberg, south of Hallesches Tor.
The Ernst Schering Prize is awarded annually in his honour by the Schering Foundation for outstanding research in medicine, biology or chemistry.