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Anton Frederik Philips (1874 - 1951)

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Anton Frederik Philips
Born in Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Nederlandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Nederlandmap
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Anton Frederik Philips (14 March 1874 – 7 October 1951) became famous as the co-founder of Royal Philips Electronics N.V. in 1912 with his older brother Gerard Philips in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His father and Gerard had founded the Philips Company in 1891 as a family business. Anton Philips served as CEO of the company from 1922 to 1939.

Anton was born as the second son to Maria Heyligers (1836 – 1921) and Benjamin Frederik David Philips (1 December 1830 – 12 June 1900). [1]

Anton married Anne Henriëtte Elisabeth Maria de Jongh (Amersfoort, 30 May 1878 – Eindhoven, 7 March 1970). [2] They had the following children:[3]

  1. Anna Elisabeth Cornelia Philips (19 June 1899 – ?), married in 1925 to Pieter Franciscus Sylvester Otten (1895 – 1969), and had Diek and Franz Otten (b. c. 1928 – d. 1967); Franz became a manager in his grandfather's company Philips.
  2. Frederik "Frits" Jacques Philips (1905–2005)
  3. Henriëtte Anna Philips (Eindhoven, 26 October 1906 – 2007), married firstly to A. Knappert (d. 1932), without issue. Married secondly to Jonkheer G. Sandberg (d. 5 September 1935), without issue. Married thirdly in New York City, New York, on 29 September 1938 to Jonkheer Hendrik Abraham Cornelis (Henk) van Riemsdijk (Aerdenhout, 10 January 1911 – Eindhoven, 8 November 2005). (note: see #van Riemsdijk children)

In 1912 Anton joined his brother in the family business, which they then incorporated and renamed Philips Gloeilampenfabriek N.V. (Philips Lightbulbfactory NV) [3] Gerard served as the first CEO of the Philips corporation, the base for the later Philips multinational. [4]

During World War I, Anton Philips increased sales for his business in the Netherlands by taking advantage of a boycott against German goods in several countries. [3]

Anton Philips later brought his son Frits Philips and son-in-law Frans Otten into the company. Anton, Otten and other family members escaped the Netherlands just before the Nazi Occupation during World War II. They went to the United States until after the war.[3]

His son Frits Philips stayed behind, and managed the company during the occupation. Frits was imprisoned for several months at the concentration camp of Vught after his workers went on strike, but he survived. He saved the lives of 382 Jews by claiming them as indispensable to his factory, and enabled them to evade Nazi roundups and deportation to concentration camps.[3]

The two brothers founded the Philips Sport Vereniging (Philips Sports Association), In Eindhoven which later developed into the independent Philips Sport Vereniging N.V.[4][3]

Anton Philips died in Eindhoven in 1951. [5]

Note: Anton's van Riemsdijk grandchildren: Anton's daughter Henriëtte Anna Philips and her third husband had the following children: [3]

  1. Jonkvrouw ... van Riemsdijk (b. Waalre, 2 October 1939), married at Waalre on 17 February 1968 to Johannes Jasper Tuijt (b. Atjeh, Koeta Radja, 10 March 1930), son of Jacobus Tuijt and wife Hedwig Jager, without issue
  2. Jonkvrouw ... van Riemsdijk (b. Waalre, 3 April 1946), married firstly at Calvados, Falaise, on 6 June 1974 to Martinus Jan Petrus Vermooten (Utrecht, 16 September 1939 – Falaise, 29 August 1978), without issue. Married secondly in Paris on 12 December 1981 to Jean Yves Louis Bedos (Calvados, Rémy, 9 January 1947 – Calvados, Lisieux, 5 October 1982), without issue. Married thirdly at Manche, Sartilly, on 21 September 1985 to Arnaud Evain (b. Ardennes, Sedan, 7 July 1952).
  3. Jonkvrouw ... van Riemsdijk (b. Waalre, 4 September 1948), married at Waalre, 28 October 1972 to Elie Johan François van Dissel (b. Eindhoven, 9 October 1948), without issue.


  • Birthcertificate Anton Frederik Philips, Zaltbommel 14-03-1874.[1]
  • Wedding certificate Anton Frederik Philips en Anna Henriëtte Elisabeth Marie de Jongh, Rotterdam 9 juni 1898.[2]
  • Death certificate Anton Frederik Philips, Eindhoven 08-10-1951. [5]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Geboorteakte Anton Frederik Philips, Zaltbommel 14-03-1874.
    Bron 3151 Burgerlijke Stand van Bommelerwaardse gemeenten, 1811-1916 (geboorten), 1811-1941 (huwelijken) en overlijdens (1811-1966). Inventarisnummer: 428. Register: Geboorte 1871-1880. Periode register: 1871-1880. Aktenummer: 28
  2. 2.0 2.1 Huwelijksakte Anton Frederik Philips en Anna Henriëtte Elisabeth Marie de Jongh, Rotterdam 9 juni 1898. Stadsarchief Rotterdam 999-06.1898E Nadere toegang op het huwelijksregister van de gemeente Rotterdam.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
  4. 4.0 4.1 Source: #S80: Wikipedia article on Gerard
  5. 5.0 5.1 Overlijdensakte Anton Frederik Philips, Eindhoven 08-10-1951. Burgerlijke Stand Eindhoven-10491-7115 Registers overlijdensakten folio 388.

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On 22 Jun 2017 at 14:27 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

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