Born: February 5, 1878; Paris, France Died: July 3, 1935; Paris, France Areas of Achievement: Engineering, industry, and

exploration Contribution: Citroen introduced Henry Ford's

mass production techniques to the European automobile industry and founded the company that produced the first car that was affordable to a broad cross section of consumers in Europe. He financed several scientific exhibitions and gave the lighting of the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde to the city of Paris.