Plate, Antoine

BORN 26 May 1845, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland - DIED 23 Dec 1927, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
GRAVE LOCATION Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland: Begraafplaats Oud Kralingen, Laan van Oud Kralingen 1

Antoine Plate was the son of the merchant and shipowner Frederic Jean Plate. In 1869 he published an article "Our Steamship" in "De Economist" in which he pleaded for the establishment of a line to North America. He associated with the equally young Otto Reuchlin and entrepeneurs from Rotterdam founded their company with 900,000 guilders. It became known as the Holland America Line (HAL) and he directed it until he left in 1880. It was successfully continued by Reuchlin afterwards. Plate joined the shipbroking firm Wambersie & Zoon.

He had married Frederike Wilhelmine Engelbrecht in 1873. From 1887 to 1895 he was a liberal member of the city council of rotterdam. From 1893 to 1897 and from 1905 tot 1909 he was a member of the Dutch Parliament, de Tweede Kamer. He died in Rotterdam in 1927.

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The grave of Antoine Plate at Begraafplaats Oud Kralingen in Rotterdam.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2024)



Platen, Flockina von

Published: 03 Feb 2024
Last update: 03 Feb 2024