Who invented the Bic pen and who was it named after?

The Bic pen is named for Baron Biche.

But Biche did not invent the ballpoint pen, Hungarian Laszlo Biro did, in 1938.

Biche’s French firm, Bic, took over the English company that had agreed to produce the pens.

In England the pen is still known as a “biro,” in France as a “bic.”