Don Jaime Partagás y Ravelo founded the now extraordinarily famous Partagas brand in 1845. Taking the brand from a humble begining it quickly grew to be the most recognised brand and if not the brand but then factory in the center of Havana. Regrettably Don Jaime was murdered on one of his plantations in 1868, Although never confirmed it was potentially by a jealous man who worked for him who was also in love with Jamie's most recent Conquest. Passing in to his sons hands in 1868 eventual selling the brand and company to Jose A, Banco who partnered up with legendary Ramón Cifuentes Llano. CHanging hands right up to 1958 when the Brand was acquired by the Cuban Government by Fidel Castro.