1859 - Born in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
- Édouard was co-director of the Michelin company, along with his brother André.
1889 - He improved greatly on the design of the pneumatic tyre for bicycles, making them easier to repair.
- His company began manufacturing them a short time later.
- He later developed inflatable tyres for cars, and his company saw tremendous growth serving the fledgling industry around the turn of the century.
1940 - Edouard Michelin died.
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