André Citroën

1878 - 1935

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André-Gustave Citroën (French: [ɑ̃dʁe ɡystav sitʁɔɛn]; 5 February 1878 – 3 July 1935) was a French industrialist and the founder of French automaker Citroën. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of André Citroën has received more than 204,440 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). André Citroën is the 13th most popular engineer (up from 15th in 2019), the 452nd most popular biography from France (up from 508th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Engineer.

André Citroën is most famous for the introduction of the Citroën DS, the first mass-produced car with a unitary body, in 1955.

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Among engineers, André Citroën ranks 13 out of 325Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Otto Lilienthal. After him are Umberto Nobile, Alexei Kosygin, Jiro Horikoshi, Jack Kilby, Fritz Todt, and Willy Messerschmitt.

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Among people born in 1878, André Citroën ranks 10Before him are Martin Buber, Reza Shah, Pancho Villa, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Werner von Blomberg, and Gustav Stresemann. After him are Robert Walser, Lucien Febvre, Pyotr Wrangel, Alfred Döblin, Ferenc Molnár, and Paul Reynaud. Among people deceased in 1935, André Citroën ranks 13Before him are Alban Berg, Józef Piłsudski, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Arthur Henderson, Astrid of Sweden, and Auguste Escoffier. After him are Carlos Gardel, Charles Richet, Henri Barbusse, Paul Dukas, Victor Grignard, and Hugo de Vries.

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In France

Among people born in France, André Citroën ranks 452 out of 5,234Before him are Michel Piccoli (1925), Maurice Leblanc (1864), Éric Rohmer (1920), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), and Louis, Grand Condé (1621). After him are Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856), Baldwin I, Latin Emperor (1172), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), Carlos Gardel (1890), Françoise Sagan (1935), and Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804).

Among ENGINEERS In France

Among engineers born in France, André Citroën ranks 4Before him are Gustave Eiffel (1832), Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), and Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633). After him are Villard de Honnecourt (1200), Marcel Renault (1872), Marcel Dassault (1892), Henri Farman (1874), André Courrèges (1923), Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (1240), Henry Darcy (1803), and Paul Cornu (1881).