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André Michelin

Industrialist and Publisher André Michelin

Profession: Industrialist and Publisher

Nationality:
France
French

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.

Born: January 16, 1853
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: April 4, 1931 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Respiratory failure

Events in the Life of André Michelin

  • 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)

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