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Andr-Gustave Citron (Born February 2, 1878 and died July 3, 1935 in Paris) was a French entrepreneur of Dutch descent. He is remembered chiefly for the make of car named after him.

Andr-Gustave was the fifth and last child of the Dutch Jewish diamond merchant Levie Citroen and Mazra Kleinmann (of Warsaw, Poland). The Citroen family moved to Paris from Amsterdam in 1873 where the name changed to Citron. His father committed suicide when Andr was only two years old.

Andr was a graduate of the cole Polytechnique in 1900. During World War I, he was responsible for mass production of armaments. Andr founded the Citron automobile company in 1919, leading it to become the fourth-largest automobile manufacturer in the world by the early 1930s.

He died of stomach cancer in 1935.

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fr:Andr Citron he:אנדרה סיטרואן ja:アンドレ・シトロエン

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