Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest carmaker based in Europe. The family business that precedes the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810. On 20 November 1858, Emile Peugeot applied for the lion trademark. The company produced its first automobile in 1891. Due to family discord, Armand Peugeot in 1896 founded the Society des Automobiles Peugeot.