Citroën, André

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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
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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'

André Citroën


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

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes BC no. 261 in the online Paris Archives, 9e arr. Scholfield also quotes John Reynolds's book, "André Citroën: The Man and the Motor Cars" (Alan Sutton, 1996), p. 6: "Andre Citroen was born in Paris at exactly thirty minutes past midnight on the morning of 5 February 1878. The fifth and youngest child of Levie Citroen, a Jewish diamond merchant from Amsterdam."

Previously this data had a C-rating: 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