Joseph-Armand Bombardier

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Joseph-Armand Bombardier
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Joseph in his B-12 snowbus
Born (1907-04-16)April 16, 1907
Valcourt, Quebec, Canada
Died February 18, 1964(1964-02-18) (aged 56)
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Known for Founder of Bombardier

Joseph-Armand Bombardier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒozɛf aʁmɑ̃ bɔ̃baʁdje]) (April 16, 1907 – February 18, 1964) was a Canadian inventor and businessman, and was the founder of Bombardier. His most famous invention was the snowmobile.


Around 1937, Autoroute 55 in Quebec was named autoroute Joseph-Armand-Bombardier between Stanstead and Autoroute 20 (autoroute Jean-Lesage) near Drummondville.[1] The Bombardier Glacier in Antarctica is also named after him.

In 2000, Joseph-Armand Bombardier was honoured by the government of Canada with his image on a postage stamp.[2]

He is a member of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lacasse, Roger (1988). Joseph-Armand Bombardier: An Inventor's Dream Come True. Libre expression. ISBN 2-89111-341-1. 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hommage à Joseph-Armand Bombardier". Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Joseph-Armand Bombardier: Getting Around in the Winter". Library and Archives Canada. 
  3. ^ The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: The Hall, Canada Science and Technology Museum.

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