Daninos, Jean

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Daninos, Jean Gender: M
Jean Clément Daninos
born on 2 December 1906 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°32' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°27 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 19°11'


Greek-French constructor of luxury cars Facel Vega.

The brother of Pierre Daninos, he founded the company FACEL (Forges et Ateliers des Constructions d'Eure-et-Loir, forge and construction workshop for the department of Eure-et-Loir) in 1939 with hopes of one day designing and manufacturing his own automobile. An engineer, he had previously collaborated with Citroën on the Traction Avant and had worked in the aviation field.

The FACEL company produced the bodies of custom cars like the Panhard Dyna cabriolet and the Ford Comète. The first Facel Vega model, designed by Daninos himself, debuted in 1954, equipped with a Chrysler engine. Daninos counted among his clients celebrities (including Tony Curtis and Ava Gardner) and racing drivers (Stirling Moss, Maurice Trintignant). Several sports car models followed until the company's demise in the mid-1960s. During ten years of production, FACEL had manufactured 3,000 automobiles.

Daninos died at 9pm on 13 October 2001 in Cannes at age 94 from cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease 13 October 2001 at 9:00 PM in Cannes (Cancer, age 94)
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Source Notes

Birth and death records in Didier Geslain archive, 'sport auto moto' pdf file, pp. 24-25.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical (Automobile)