Colruyt, Franz

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Colruyt, Franz Gender: M
François Jean Baptiste Marie Colruyt
born on 14 December 1901 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Lembeek, Belgium, 50n43, 4e13
Timezone WET h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°29' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°29 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 09°55'


Belgian entrepreneur, who founded the Colruyt discount supermarket retail store chain in 1928. Headquartered in the city of Halle, south of Brussels, the company today has operations in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, and more than 30,000 employees.

In his youth Franz Colruyt took over his father's bakery and annexed a grocery store. In the 1920s, he launched into the wholesale trade in colonial foodstuffs. On 9 March 1950, he created the S.A. Les Établissements Franz Colruyt, which traded in food products and household and maintenance items. When he died, the company was delivering food products to more than 800 merchants.

In 1927, he married Adeline Colruyt-Moens. He died on 4 November 1958 in Halle at age 56.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Colruyt, Jo (born 2 August 1928)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1927 (Adeline Moens)

Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales