Public Figure Profiles

Lieven Gevaert

Lieven Gevaert (Antwerp, 28 May 1868 – The Hague, 2 February 1935) was a Flemish industrialist. His father died when he was only three years old. He started his career in the company he founded together with his mother in 1889, which produced photographic paper according to traditional methods. In 1894, he founded the company Gevaert & Co, which in 1920, was transformed to N.V Gevaert Photo-producten, merged in 1964 with Agfa AG to become Gevaert-Agfa NV and later Agfa-Gevaert NV.

Already at an early age, he felt socially responsible and wanted to advance the status of Dutch in Belgium. His personal ideas were strongly influenced by the social encyclical Rerum novarum (1891) and the writings of Lodewijk De Raet. He supported several Flemish initiatives as a manager, but stayed outside politics. His main objectives were the introduction of Dutch as a business language, and the foundation of a sound Dutch-speaking education as a means to establish a Flemish elite. In 1926, when the Vlaamsch Handelsverbond (Vlaams Economisch Verbond, VEV) was founded, Gevaert was its first chairman. Later, he founded the Sint-Lievenscollege in Antwerp, where he lived on Belgiëlei.

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Some of their strengths

Lieven Gevaert has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Charming, Energetic, Intelligent, Passionate, Bold, Confident, and Extroverted.

Charming and Quick-witted

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Lieven Gevaert is someone who is a charming, quick-witted, and energetic person who combines passion and intelligence with an ability to feel what others are feeling and to effectively communicate with them. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Lieven Gevaert well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Lieven Gevaert as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Lieven Gevaert is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Logical and Reasonable

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Lieven Gevaert tends to be someone who is understanding, logical, and reasonable. Who can be intellectual and intuitive, speak the truth at any cost, be witty and sociable, and live life to its fullest.

Some of Lieven Gevaert's challenges

While Lieven Gevaert has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Lieven Gevaert can be Self-centered, Stubborn, Hypocritical, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Idle, and Possessive.

Hypocritical and Self-centered

One of Lieven Gevaert's key challenges is that they are someone who can be perceived as hypocritical and self-centered.

Lieven Gevaert must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Possessive and Stubborn

Lieven Gevaert is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Indecisive and Distracted

Finally, Lieven Gevaert also can have a hard time staying focused and can easily become restless.

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