FOUNDATION OF THE IRON FOUNDRY ENTHOVEN
Lion (Leip or Leo John) Israel Enthoven (1787- 1863) was the son of Israel David Enthoven and Gelle Simons. He was the youngest in a family of four sons and became a music teacher. Apart from his teaching job he traded metal wares like sheets of copper. In April 1824 Lion together with Eduard Bartolomé Louis Maritz, the son of one of his music pupils, started a factory for melting copper and other metals at the Haagsche Trekvaart near today’s Rijswijkseplein. The company flourished and remained in Den Haag until 1905.