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The Thyssen family [ better source needed ] has notable members, all of whom descend from Friedrich Thyssen, who have established steel works, elevators and escalators, industrial conglomerates, banks, and art collections - Thyssen AG, ThyssenKrupp and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Originating from Germany, family members have taken up residence in various countries.
The Thyssen family traces its origins to Isaak Lambert Thyssen (c. 1685–1773) who lived near Aachen in Germany. Isaak's first marriage to Johanna Wirtz produced a son Nikolaus Thyssen, who married and had a son of the same name, and he a son named Friedrich (1804–1877). Friedrich, a banker and wire producer, married his cousin Katharina Thyssen in 1838 and had two sons, August and Joseph.
August Thyssen founded the Thyssen Steel conglomerate and with wife Hedwig Pelzer had three children: Fritz, Heinrich, and Hedwig. August's brother Joseph assisted him in his business and with his wife Klara Bagel had two children: Julius and Hans.
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Fritz Thyssen (1873–1951) was head of the Thyssen mining and steelmaking company and founder of Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG, the biggest mining and steel cartel in the world prior to World War II. He was an early supporter of the Nazi Party, though this ended in 1938. He was found a "lesser offender" in the denazification tribunals after the war. In 1953 Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG was refounded as Thyssen AG, and with participation of his widow and daughter, merged with KruppHoesch to become ThyssenKrupp AG in 1997.
Fritz was married in 1900 to Amalie Zurhelle (1877–1965); the couple had a single child, Anna.
Heinrich Freiherr Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1875–1947), refused to participate in the Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG of his brother Fritz in 1926 and founded his own enterprise, including his father's foreign investments and some German companies apart from the Thyssen steelworks: August Thyssensche Unternehmungen des In- und Auslandes GmbH, today TBG (Thyssen-Bornemisza Group) Holdings N.V., wed 1stly 1906 Margit Freiin Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1887–1971), divorced 1932 with issue; wed 2ndly 1932 Else (Maud) Zarske adopted Feller (1909–), divorced 1937 without issue; wed 3rdly 1937 Gunhild von Fabrice (1908–2008), divorced 1945 without issue
Hedwig Thyssen (1878–1950), wed firstly 1899 Ferdinand Freiherr von Neufforge (1869–1942), divorced 1908; wed secondly 1908 Maximilian (Max) Freiherr von Berg (1859–1924), separated; with issue, three daughters and a natural son (this last who used his mother's maiden name)
Julius Thyssen (1881–1946)
Hans Thyssen (1890–1943)
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