Gerard Philips

Gerard Philips

Infobox Person
name = Gerard Philips

image_size = 250px
caption = Portrait of Gerard Philips
birth_name = Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips
birth_date = birth date|1858|10|9|df=yes
birth_place = Zaltbommel, Netherlands
death_date = death date and age|1942|1|25|1858|10|9|df=yes
death_place = The Hague, Netherlands
nationality = Dutch
known_for = Founding Philips
alma_mater = Polytechnische School
parents = Frederik Philips (1830–1900) Maria Heyligers (1836–1921)
relations = Anton Philips (1874–1952)

Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips (Zaltbommel, October 9, 1858 – The Hague, Netherlands January 25, 1942) was a Dutch industrialist, cofounder (with his brother Anton Philips) and first CEO of NV Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken.

He married on March 19, 1896 Johanna van der Willigen (30 September 1862 – 1942), without issue.

His father, Benjamin Frederik David Philips (1 December 1830 – 12 June 1900) was a banker at Zaltbommel in the Netherlands. His mother was Maria Heyligers (1836 – 1921).

He was a first cousin once removed of Karl Marx, as well as the uncle of Frits Philips.

External links

* [ Biography of Gerard Philips] nl

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