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Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips (1858 - 1942)

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Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips
Born in Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Nederlandmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jan 2015
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Categories: Famous People of the 20th Century | Philips | Nederlanders uit Gelderland na 1811.

Nederlanders na 1811
Gerard Philips is geboren in Gelderland na 1811
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Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips (9 October 1858[1] – 26 January 1942[2][3]) was a famous Dutch industrialist who co-founded with his father Frederik Philips the Philips Company as a family business in 1891. Gerard and his younger brother Anton Philips later incorporated the business in 1912 as the NV Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken. Gerard was the first CEO of the Philips corporation, the base for the later Philips multinational. [4]

As a young man Gerard Philips became interested in electronics and engineering. In May 1891 his father Benjamin Frederik became the financier for Gerard's purchase of the old factory building in Eindhoven where he established the first factory in 1891. They operated the Philips Company as a family business for more than a decade.[4][5]

On 19 March 1896 Gerard married Johanna van der Willigen (30 September 1862 – 1942). They had no children.[4]

Gerard's brought his nephew Frits Philips into the business. Later they brought in Anton's grandson, Franz Otten.[4]

The two brothers founded the Philips Sport Vereniging (Philips Sports Association), which later developed into the independent Philips Sport Vereniging N.V.[4]


  • Geboorteakte/Birth certificate Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips. [1]
  • Overlijdensakte/Death certificate Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips. [2]
  • Overlijdensadvertentie/Death Notice[3]
  • Source: S70: Wikipedia article: Anton Philips
  1. 1.0 1.1 Geboorteakte Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips, Zaltbommel 09-10-1858. Burgerlijke Stand Zaltbommel, Geboorten 1858, aktenummer: 102. Aktedatum: 11-10-1858.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Digitale Stamboom Den Haag
  3. 3.0 3.1 Overlijdensadvertentie in Dagblad van het Zuiden voor Eindhoven, Meierij, Peel en Kempenland 27-01-1942
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Source: #S80: Wikipedia article on Gerard
  5. Source: #S70 Wikipedia article on brother Anton

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On 22 Jun 2017 at 14:24 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Philips-863 and Philips-545 appear to represent the same person because: This newly imported duplicate is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. Thanks!

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