Alec Issigonis

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Birthday
18, 1906
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Oct 2, 1988 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1906
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Oct 2, 1988 (81)

About

British car designer best remembered for his work on the development of the iconic Mini. He was knighted in 1969 and was honored by the city of Oxford with a street named after him, Alec Issigonis Way.

Before Fame

He attended London's Battersea Polytechnic before entering the University of London External Programme.

Trivia

He was a race car driver during the 30's and 40's.

Family Life

His father died in 1922, at which point he and his mother moved to the U.K..

Associated With

He and Frank Stephenson are both famous car designers.