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.