Samuel van den Bergh

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Samuel van den Bergh

Also Known As: "Sam"
Birthplace: Oss, North Brabant, Netherlands
Death: February 04, 1941 (76)
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon van den Bergh and Elisabeth van der Wielen
Husband of Betsy van den Bergh-Willing
Father of Elisabeth Gabriella Andriesse; George van den Bergh; Sydney James van den Bergh and Jacob van den Bergh
Brother of Jacob van den Bergh; Maurits van den Bergh; Henry van den Bergh; Isaac van den Bergh; Arnold van den Bergh and 1 other

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About Samuel van den Bergh

Samuel van den Bergh (Oss 6 April 1864 - Nice 4 February 1941) was one of the main European margarine and soap manufacturers in the early 20th century.

In 1888 Van den Bergh joined his father Simon van den Bergh's margarine company, of which he became general director in 1909. Although initially in fierce competition with another manufacturer from Oss in the Netherlands, Antonius Johannes Jurgens,who's father Antoon Jurgens had founded in 1870 in Oss the first margarine factory in the world by buying a French patent. Both competitors joined up in 1927 to form the Margarine Unie, which would merge in 1930 with Lever Brothers to form Unilever.


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Samuel van den Bergh's Timeline

April 6, 1864
Oss, North Brabant, Netherlands
October 30, 1888
Oss, Noord-Brabant, Nederland
April 25, 1890
Oss, NB, Netherlands
October 25, 1898
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
February 4, 1941
Age 76
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France