René Panhard

Local nameRené Panhard
Location20th arrondissement of Paris, France

Louis François René Panhard was a French engineer, merchant and a pioneer of the automobile industry in France.

Born in Paris, he studied engineering at the Collège Sainte-Barbe and then graduated from École Centrale Paris in 1864. He was then employed by Jean-Louis Périn in a firm that produced wood-working machines. It was there that Panhard met Émile Levassor. In 1878, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.

In 1889 after the death of Jean-Louis Perin, Panhard partnered with Levassor and Edouard Sarazin to enlarge Avenue d'Ivry in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, develop the French engine manufacturing licenses for Gottlieb Daimler internal combustion engine and found the Panhard & Levassor car company. The company produced its first automobile in 1890.

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Address 26 Villa Riberolle, Paris 75020, France

Coordinates 48°51'30.197" N 2°23'44.419" E

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