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Industrialist, Businessman

DutchBorn Frederik Jacques PHILIPS

Fourth chairman of the board of directors of the Dutch electronics company Philips

Born on April 16, 1905 in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Died on December 05, 2005 in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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Frits Philips was born in the city of Eindhoven in the south of the Netherlands. The second child, he was the only son of Anton Philips and his wife Anne Henriëtte Elisabeth Maria de Jongh.His father was co-founder when in 1912 they incorporated the family business. Frits had an older sister named Annetje and a younger sister named Jettie. Their grandfather Frederik Philips was a first cousin of Karl Marx.

In 1923, Philips started his studies at the Delft University of Technology; he received an engineer's degree in mechanical engineering in 1929. He was introduced to the Oxford Group in 1934, the Christian movement that was the forerunner of Moral Re-Armament(MRA) and Initiatives of Change (IofC).


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