Citroën, André

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André Citroën
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Citroën, André Gender: M
Citroën, André-Gustave
born on 5 February 1878 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°07' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°06 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°03'


French industrialist, the creator and manufacturer of a front wheel drive car, the Citroen. During WW I his company mass-produced munitions and post-war, turned to automobile works. He introduced Henry Ford's assembly line methods to the European auto industry when he established one of the largest factories in France. In 1934, he lost control of his company with bankruptcy.

An anecdote: The Citroen family moved to Paris from Amsterdam in 1873. Upon arrival, the diaeresis was added to the name, changing Citroen to Citroën (a grandfather had sold lemons, and had changed the consequent name Limoenman "lime man" to Citroen Dutch for "lemon").

His father committed suicide when André was six years old.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family trauma 1884 (father committed suicide)
  • Financial : Bankruptcy 1934
  • Death by Disease 3 July 1935 (Age 57, stomach cancer)
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Source Notes

Lescaut quotes Richez for B.R., Cahiers Astrol 204 (not confirmed)


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy (1934)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur (Industrialist,war munitions,Citroën automobiles)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical