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Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips
Philips
(9 October 1858 – 26 January 1942) was a Dutch industrialist and co-founder, with his father Frederik Philips, of Philips
Philips
as a family business in 1891. In 1912, Gerard and his younger brother Anton Philips
Philips
converted the business to a corporation by founding NV Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Marriage and family 3 Civic activities 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Born to a Dutch Jewish family, Gerard Philips
Philips
became interested in electronics and engineering. Frederik was 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
Philips
Company as a family business for more than a decade. Marriage and family[edit] On 19 March 1896 Philips
Philips
married Johanna van der Willigen (30 September 1862 – 1942). They had no children. Gerard's father was a first cousin of Karl Marx
Karl Marx
(his paternal aunt was Marx's mother).[1] Gerard was an uncle of Frits Philips, whom he and his brother brought into the business. Later they brought in his brother's son-in-law, Frans Otten. Civic activities[edit] Gerard and his brother Anton supported education and social programs in Eindhoven, including the Philips
Philips
Sport Vereniging ( Philips
Philips
Sports Association), which they founded. From it the professional football (soccer) department developed into the independent Philips
Philips
Sport Vereniging N.V. References[edit]

^ Francis Wheen, Karl Marx: A Life, (Fourth Estate, 1999), ISBN 1-85702-637-3

External links[edit]

Biography of Gerard Philips
Philips
(in Dutch) Portrait of Gerard Philips
Philips
/ Eindhoven

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Philips

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: 72190394 GND: 118791931 BPN: 32860964

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