Eugène Schneider

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Joseph Eugène Schneider (29 March 1805 – 27 November 1875) was a French industrialist who in 1836 co-founded the Schneider company with his brother Adolphe Schneider.[1]


He was born in Bidestroff, in the départment of Moselle (Mosel) (then France) and died in Paris and was awarded the Légion d'honneur. He is one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.

Eugène Schneider obtained a monopoly in supplying arms to the French government, supplied the materials for government-encouraged railway construction and became the president of the Chamber of Deputies, and minister of agriculture and commerce.[2]

Eugène Schneider died in 1875 and was buried in the San Charles church in Le Creusot (Saône-et-Loire).

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  1. ^ "Le Creusot". Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  2. ^ Quigley, Carroll (1966). Tragedy And Hope. New York: Macmillan. pp. 518–519. ISBN 0-945001-10-X.