Heineken, Gerard Adriaan
|born on||28 September 1841 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )|
|Place||Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54|
|Timezone||LMT m4e54 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°34' 15°02 Asc. 10°08'|
Dutch businessman who founded the Dutch brewing company Heineken International.
On 15 February 1864, Gerard Adriaan Heineken got his wealthy mother to buy De Hooiberg (The Haystack) brewery in Amsterdam, a popular working-class brand founded in 1592. In 1873 after hiring a Dr. Elion (student of Louis Pasteur) to develop Heineken-A Yeast for Bavarian bottom fermentation, the HBM (Heineken's Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij) was established, and the first Heineken brand beer was brewed. In 1875 Heineken won the Medaille D'Or at the International Maritime Exposition in Paris, then began to be shipped there regularly, after which Heineken sales topped 64,000 hectolitres (1.7 million U.S. gallons), making them the biggest beer exporter to France.
He died on 18 March 1893, aged 51, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
As of 2017, Heineken owns over 165 breweries in more than 70 countries. It produces 250 international, regional, local and speciality beers and ciders and employs approximately 73,000 people.
- parent->child relationship with Heineken, Henry Pierre (born 3 April 1886)
- other kin relationship with Heineken, Freddy (born 4 November 1923). Notes: Grandkin
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Amsterdam Archives.
- Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
- Vocation : Business : Business owner
- Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur