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Anton Frederik Philips
Philips
(14 March 1874 – 7 October 1951) co-founded Royal Philips
Philips
Electronics N.V. in 1912 with his older brother Gerard Philips
Philips
in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His father and Gerard had founded the Philips
Philips
Company in 1891 as a family business. Anton Philips
Philips
served as CEO of the company from 1922 to 1939.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Marriage and family 4 External links

Early life and education[edit] Born to a Dutch Jewish family, Anton was the second son to Maria Heyligers (1836 – 1921) and Benjamin Frederik David Philips
Philips
(1 December 1830 – 12 June 1900). His father was active in the tobacco business and a banker at Zaltbommel
Zaltbommel
in the Netherlands
Netherlands
(he was also a first cousin to Karl Marx). Anton had an elder brother named Gerard Philips. Career[edit] In May 1891 the father Frederik was the financier and, with his son Gerard Philips, co-founder of the Philips
Philips
Company as a family business. In 1912 Anton joined the firm, which they renamed Philips Gloeilampenfabriek N.V. ( Philips
Philips
Lightbulbfactory NV) During World War I, Anton Philips
Philips
managed to increase sales by taking advantage of a boycott of German goods in several countries. He provided the markets with alternative products. Anton (and his brother Gerard) are remembered as being civic-minded. In Eindhoven
Eindhoven
they supported education and social programs and facilities, such as the football department of the Philips
Philips
Sports Association, which is the best known. Anton Philips
Philips
brought his son Frits Philips
Philips
and son-in-law Frans Otten into the company in their times. Anton, Otten and other family members escaped the Netherlands
Netherlands
just before the Nazi Occupation
Nazi Occupation
during World War II. They went to the United States and returned after the war. His son Frits Philips
Philips
chose to stay and manage the company during the occupation. He was imprisoned for several months at the concentration camp of Vught
Vught
after his workers went on strike, and 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. Anton Philips
Philips
died in Eindhoven
Eindhoven
in 1951. Marriage and family[edit] Philips
Philips
married Anne Henriëtte Elisabeth Maria de Jongh (Amersfoort, 30 May 1878 – Eindhoven, 7 March 1970). They had the following children:

Anna Elisabeth Cornelia Philips
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. Frederik Jacques Philips
Philips
(1905–2005) Henriëtte Anna Philips
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). They had the following children:

Jonkvrouw ... van Riemsdijk (b. Waalre, 2 October 1939), married at Waalre
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 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
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). 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.

External links[edit]

Anton Philips
Philips
(1874-1951) (in Dutch)

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Divisions and subsidiaries

Current

Philips
Philips
Consumer Lifestyle

Gaggia Saeco

Philips
Philips
Healthcare

Philips
Philips
AVENT Respironics Shenzhen Goldway Industrial

Philips
Philips
Lighting

Philips
Philips
Lumileds Lighting Company

Corporate Technologies

Former and defunct

Liquavista Magnavox NXP Semiconductors Philips
Philips
Analytical Philips
Philips
Natuurkundig Laboratorium PolyGram

Fontana Records Mercury Records Philips
Philips
Classics Records Philips
Philips
Records PolyGram
PolyGram
Filmed Entertainment Vertigo Records

Joint ventures and shareholdings

Current

NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors
(19.9%) Philips-Neusoft Medical Systems (51%) TCL Corporation
TCL Corporation
(6.3%)

BlackBerry Mobile Alcatel Mobile TCL Multimedia
TCL Multimedia
(52.10%) Palm, Inc. Tonly Electronics

Former and defunct

ASML Holding Broadcast Television Systems Inc. Grundig LG. Philips
Philips
Displays LG Philips
Philips
LCD Marantz Navteq NEC Philips
Philips
Unified Systems Philips
Philips
Consumer Communications TP Vision TSMC SSMC Lumileds

Brands, products and standards

Current

Ambilight Hue Norelco Philips
Philips
Cinema 21:9 TV Philips
Philips
Entertaible Philips
Philips
GoGear Philips
Philips
Intimate Massagers Senseo ShoqBox Sonicare Streamium Trimension Video Content Protection System

Defunct

Philips
Philips
CD-i Philips
Philips
Nino Philips
Philips
Velo Philips
Philips
Videopac Philips
Philips
VideoWriter Philips
Philips
:YES Philishave SpeechMagic Video 2000

People

Cor Boonstra President and Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten Co-founders Anton Philips
Philips
and Gerard Philips Frits Philips

Places

Evoluon High Tech Campus Eindhoven Philips
Philips
Arena Philips
Philips
Stadion

Other

Carousel HDMI Licensing Philips
Philips
Sports Manager of the Year Phoebus cartel

Category

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 67266839 LCCN: nb2005009978 ISNI: 0000 0000 4466 1565 GND: 119027097 BNF: cb15014712z (data) BPN: 89

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