Arnold Halbach

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Arnold Halbach
Born (1787-07-03)3 July 1787
Müngsten, near Remscheid
Died 16 May 1869(1869-05-16) (aged 81)
Baden-Baden
Nationality German
Citizenship Prussian
Occupation Prussian consul in Philadelphia
Known for Great-great-great-grandfather of Beatrix of the Netherlands
Great-grandfather of Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
Spouse(s) Johanna Karoline Mathilde Bohlen
Parent(s) Johann Arnold Halbach
Maria Gertrud Hilger

Arnold Halbach (3 July 1787 in Müngsten, near Remscheid – 16 May 1869 in Baden-Baden) was the Prussian Consul in Philadelphia.

He was the son of Johann Arnold Halbach and in 1810, he founded a steel plant in the USA, to supply steel for the local manufacturers of gun barrels; in 1828, the firm "Johann and Caspar Halbach and sons" had to close the plant.

From 1828 to 1838, he was the Prussian consul in Philadelphia, from 1840, he lived in Baden-Baden with his wife Johanna Karoline Mathilde Bohlen (1800-1882). Their daughter Matilde Halbach (1822-1844) was the mother of Karoline of Wartensleben and a great-great-grandmother of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, their son Gustav von Bohlen und Halbach (1831-1890) and grandson Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870-1950) also had a career in the diplomatic service.

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