André Citroën

French businessman

André-Gustave Citroën (French: [ɑ̃dʁe ɡystav sitʁɔɛn]; 5 February 1878 – 3 July 1935) was a French industrialist and freemason of Dutch and Polish Jewish origin.[1][2][3] He was the founder of the car company Citroën, but also for his application of double helical gears.

André Citroën
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André Citroën on an ocean voyage
Born
André-Gustave Citroën

(1878-02-05)5 February 1878
Died3 July 1935(1935-07-03) (aged 57)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationBusiness, engineering
Known forFounder of Citroën
Parent(s)Levie Citroen and Masza Amelia Kleinman
RelativesAlfred Lindon (brother-in-law)
The gears with double chevrons that reputedly were the basis of the Citroën logo.
His grave in Paris

Citroën was born on 5 February 1878 in Paris and died from stomach cancer on 3 July 1935 in Paris, aged 57.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dictionnaire universel de la Franc-Maçonnerie (Monique Cara, Jean-Marc Cara and Marc de Jode, Larousse ed., 2011)
  2. LE METRO VIRTUEL – Page 282 (Thierry Van de Leur, PARISIS CODE 5 ed., 2012)
  3. André Citroën – page 92 (Jacques Wolgensinger, Flamarion ed., 1991)