Francis Bouygues

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Francis Bouygues
Born(1922-12-05)5 December 1922
Died25 July 1993(1993-07-25) (aged 70)
Saint-Malo, France
EducationÉcole Centrale Paris

Francis Bouygues (1922–1993) was a French businessman and film producer.[1][2] He founded the industrial company Bouygues in 1952 and ran it until 1989, when his son Martin Bouygues succeeded him.[1][2]


Early life[edit]

Francis Bouygues was born on December 5, 1922 in the Auvergne.[1] He graduated with an engineer's degree from École Centrale Paris in 1946.[1]


In 1952, at the age of 29, he founded Entreprise Francis Bouygues, an industrial works and building company.[1][2] In 1959, he founded Stim, a property development subsidiary of Entreprise Francis Bouygues.[1]

In 1990, he founded Ciby 2000, a film production company with his son Martin Bouygues. They produced many films including The Piano.

He died aged 70 of a heart attack on July 25, 1993 in Saint-Malo, Britanny.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Monique Tézé and they had four children: Corinne (1947), Nicolas (1949), Olivier (1950), Martin (1952).[1] He had lung cancer in 1976, but survived.[1]