Michelin, Edouard

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Industrialist

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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