Profession: Industrialist and Publisher
Why Famous: Together with his brother Édouard Michelin, André founded the Michelin Tyre Company in 1888 and revolutionized the automotive industry where their detachable-pneumatic automobile tires.
He went on to publish the first Michelin Guide in 1900, a now famous hotel and restaurant reference guide.
- 1889-05-28 Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company
- 1900-08-01 The 1st Michelin Guide is published by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin as a hotel and restaurant reference guide to encourage more road travel and thus boost tire sales (exact date beyond Aug 1900 unknown)
- The History of the Michelin Guide - Michelin Guide