The Fiat motor car company
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Founding of the Fiat motor car company
Fiat Motor car company was founded in 1899 by Giovanni Agnelli in Turin, Italy.
History of Fiat motor car company
Facts and Information about Giovanni Agnelli
Lifespan: 1866 - 1945
Date of Birth: 13 August 1866
Date of Death: 16 December 1945
Background of Giovanni Agnelli:
Giovanni Agnelli was born in Pinerolo, Piedmont
Italy he was the son of Edoardo Agnelli and
Aniceta Frisetti, his father was mayor of Villar
Perosa. When Giovanni was five his father died
aged forty. In 1895 Giovanni became mayor, a
position he held until his death.
Timeline of Fiat Cars
company information and history timeline details
the dates of major events which influenced the
growth of the business.
Giovanni Agnelli was born.
1899: Giovanni Agnelli founded Fabbrica Italiana
di Automobili Torino along with a group of
investors (which became Fiat.) Giovanni Agnelli
paid $400 for his share.
1900: In 1900 the first Fiat plant opened,
Giovanni Agnelli became managing director.
1903: By 1903 the company had made a small
1908: In 1908 Fiat opened their first factory in
the USA also Fiat’s first aircraft engine was
1910: In 1910 Fiat was the largest automotive
company in Italy.
1914 to 1918: WW1 During the war car production
at factory was
stopped, Fiat produced and supplied the allies, with
aircraft, engines, machine guns, trucks, and
1929: This was the year of the Wall Street
crash, which started the Great Depression, and
the car business was badly affected.
1930 - 1939: As the economy recovered from the
stock market crash Motor Car companies thrived
and less wealthy people began to purchase motor
1939 - 1945: WW11. Production and design of
motor cars basically ceased as all manufacturing
resources became involved with the war effort,
during WW2 Fiat made military machines and
vehicles. Giovanni Agnelli died soon after the
Second World War finished, aged 79. Vittorio
Valletta became President of Fiat. Vittorio
Valletta was an Italian industrialist and
president of Fiat until 1966.
1953: Fiat presented their first diesel engine.
1966: In 1966 Gianni Agnelli, the founder’s
grandson, became President of Fiat until his
death in 2003.
1970: The Fiat 128 was voted European Car of the
1986:Fiat acquired Alfa Romeo.
1993: In 1993 Fiat acquired
1999: A new chapter began when the company
launched the the only "Fiat Maserati", a 3200 GT,
two door coupe.
What models and types of cars and automobiles
does the Fiat motor car company produce?
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produced by the company include those detailed
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