Franciscus Antonius van Gilst

1876–1913 (Age 36)
Rotterdam, Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Franciscus Antonius

Franciscus Antonius van Gilst was born on 27 November 1876, in Rotterdam, Holland, Netherlands as the son of Johannes Gerrardus van Gilst and Maria Francina Duchene. He married Hendrika Johanna Klip on 8 May 1901, in Rotterdam, Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 20 March 1913, in his hometown, at the age of 36.

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Franciscus Antonius van Gilst
Hendrika Johanna Klip
Marriage: 8 May 1901
Maria Francina van Gilst
Johannes Gerardus van Gilst

Spouse & Children

8 May 1901
Rotterdam, Holland, Netherlands


  • Maria Francina van Gilst


  • Johannes Gerardus van Gilst


Parents & Siblings

  • Johannes Gerrardus van Gilst


  • Maria Francina Duchene




World Events (4)


Age 14

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 14

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 23

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Franciscus Antonius Van Gilst in entry for Maria Francina Van Gilst, "Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679-1942"
  • Franciscus Antonius van Gilst in entry for Johannes Gerardus van Gilst and Maria Johanna Kok, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Franciscus Antonius van Gilst, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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