BEUNINGEN, Danielgeorge van


BEUNINGEN, Danielgeorge van
(1877–1955)
   Entrepreneur and managing director in Rotterdam. Van Beuningen inherited the Steenkolen Handels Vereniging (SHV, Coal Trade Association) from his father, who had become rich during World WarIby tradingcoal between the combatant countries Great Britain and Germany. Daniel van Beuningen led SHV until 1941. He also directed other companies, such as a shipyard and a company operating tugboats. Furthermore, he was one of the financers of the Feyenoord soccer stadium (1937). In 1954, the Fentener van Vlissingen family took over SHV. After his death, Van Beuningen’s famous art collection went to the Boymans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam in 1958, which is the reason the museum name was extended with his name.
   See also Manufacturing.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.