Lodewijk Johan Sigismund Kempen

chemist, metalworker
established the department for electroplating in the silver factory in Voorschoten
Utrecht 1838-03-24
The Hague 1910-05-15
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Son of Johannes Matthäus van Kempen III (1814-1877)
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Specialised in electrotype technique (Dutch: galvanoplastiek); supervised the manufacturing of the National Monument, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. The monument in The Hague was unveiled in 1869. In 1888 he stepped back from the silver company to continue his carreer in politics and became a member of the Tweede Kamer der Staten Generaal.
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  • he was awarded the distinction 'Orde van de Eikenkroon' by King William III of The Netherlands in 1869
Creation date: 2015-10-05; Last modified date: 2016-10-05


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