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Henry van den Bergh

Also Known As: "Henri"
Birthplace: Geffen, Maasdonk, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Death: March 12, 1937 (85)
London, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon van den Bergh and Elisabeth van der Wielen
Husband of Henriette Charlotte van den Bergh
Father of Donald Stanley van den Bergh; Captain Seymour Jacob Henry van den Bergh; Robert James Henry van den Bergh; Dorrit Rosa Henriette van den Bergh and Private
Brother of Jacob van den Bergh; Maurits van den Bergh; Isaac van den Bergh; Arnold van den Bergh; Zadok van den Bergh and 1 other

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About Henry van den Bergh


Henry Van den Bergh (Biographical details)

Henry Van den Bergh (collector; British; Male; 1853 - 1937)


(The 'v' of 'Van' is capitalised) FSA. Industrialist born in Oss in the Netherlands, moved to London in 1870 to work in the family margarine business. This merged with Lever Brothers to become Unilever in 1929. Member of the Executive Committee of the National Art Collections Fund (q.v.) in the 1910s-1920s. Major donor, through the National Art Collections Fund to most Departments of the British Museum and of Dutch tiles to the Victoria and Albert Museum. The National Art Collections Fund hold an extract of his will, which states that his children (Col Donald Van den Bergh, d.1949; Duncan Van den Bergh, Mrs S. Roskill, d.1983; and Mrs Dorrit Talbot) were to draw lots for his art works, which would then be held by that child for life and following their death, to be distributed by the Trustees of the Van den Bergh Family Trust to the National Gallery, the British Museum, the V&A, the Tate and the Art Fund, entirely at the discretion of the Trustees.

census 1881 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q279-J16Y

Bruidegom: Henri van den Bergh Geboorteplaats: Geffen Leeftijd: 35 Beroep: fabrikant Bruid: Henriette Charlotte Spanjaard Geboorteplaats: Borne Leeftijd: 19 Vader van de bruidegom: Simon van den Bergh Moeder van de bruidegom: Elizabeth van der Wielen Vader van de bruid: David Spanjaard Beroep: fabrikant Moeder van de bruid: Dina Prins Gebeurtenis: Huwelijk Datum: maandag 1 augustus 1887 Gebeurtenisplaats: Borne

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Henry van den Bergh's Timeline

September 7, 1851
Geffen, Maasdonk, North Brabant, The Netherlands
April 23, 1888
London, United Kingdom
July 28, 1890
London, Middlesex, England
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
May 7, 1897
March 12, 1937
Age 85
London, Middlesex, England