The logo letters of Google are filled with purple colour.
Following his invention, Perkins quickly focused on the patenting, manufacturing and commercialisation of this purple dye.
Furthermore, the colour purple had been a signifier of aristocracy, prestige and even royalty since ancient times, and it had been especially expensive and hard to produce as the requisite dye, Tyrian purple, since it was made from the glandular mucus of certain molluscs. Chemist Perkin is credited with accidentally discovering "mauveine", the first synthetic dye.
Perkin gained fame, popularity and wealth with this discovery in the manfacturing dye.
The scientist died in 1907 of pneumonia and other medical repercussions of a burst appendix.
Aniline red, aniline black and aniline magenta were subsequent colors Perkin went on to discover and patent through his research.