André Michelin

André Michelin

16/1/1853 - 4/4/1931

French industrialist who, with his brother Édouard (1859-1940), founded the Michelin Tyre Company (Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) in 1888 in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. In 1900 André Michelin published the first Michelin Guide, the purpose of which was to promote tourism by car, thereby supporting his tyre manufacturing operation.

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