Armand Peugeot( 26 March, 1849 - 2 January, 1915 )
Armand Peugeot was an industrialist in France, pioneer of the automobile industry and the man who transformed Peugeot into a manufacturer of bicycles and, later, of automobiles. He was accepted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1999.
Born in >Herimoncourt, in eastern France. He was the son of Emile Peugeot and grandson of Jean-Pierre Peugeot. The family had a metal working business, producing a range of practical goods such as springs, saws, spectacle frames and coffee grinders. In 1872 he married Sophie Leonie Fallot and they had five children, but their only son, Raymond, died in 1896. Armand Peugeot died on 2 January 1915 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. He was a great great grand-son of Jean-Pierre Peugeot.
He was a graduate of the >École Centrale Paris, a prestigious...