Gevaert, Lieven

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Gevaert, Lieven Gender: M
Lieven Franciscus Ludovicus Gevaert
born on 28 May 1868 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Antwerp, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25
Timezone LMT m4e25 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: De Marre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°00' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°32 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 14°39'

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Lieven Gevaert
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Flemish industrialist. His father died when he was only three years old. He started his career in the company he founded together with his mother in 1889, which produced photographic paper according to traditional methods. In 1894, he founded the company Gevaert & Co, which in 1920, was transformed to N.V Gevaert Photo-producten, merged in 1964 with Agfa AG to become Gevaert-Agfa NV and later Agfa-Gevaert NV.

Already at an early age he felt socially responsible and wanted to advance the status of Dutch in Belgium. His personal ideas were strongly influenced by the social encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891) and the writings of Lodewijk De Raet. He supported several Flemish initiatives as a manager, but stayed outside of politics. His main objectives were the introduction of Dutch as a business language, and the foundation of a sound Dutch-speaking education as a means to establish a Flemish elite. When in 1926, the Vlaamsch Handelsverbond (Vlaams Economisch Verbond, VEV) was founded, Gevaert was its first chairman. Later he founded the Sint-Lievenscollege in Antwerp.

He died on 2 February 1935, The Hague, Netherlands.

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  • Work : Start Business 1894 (Photo manufacturing supplier)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 2 February 1935 in The Hague (Age 66)
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Source Notes

INFOsophia 21 quotes Luc de Marre for B.C. Also in Didier Geslain archive.


  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Pro)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Photo supplies)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor of photo methods)