Louis Réard

1897 - 1984

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Louis Réard (French pronunciation: ​[lwi ʁeaʁ]; 1897 – 16 September 1984), a French automobile engineer and clothing designer, introduced the modern two-piece bikini in July 1946. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Réard has received more than 305,974 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Louis Réard is the 270th most popular businessperson (down from 237th in 2019), the 2,790th most popular biography from France (down from 2,679th in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Louis Réard ranks 270 out of 604Before him are B. C. Forbes, Haim Saban, Ebenezer Cobb Morley, Eugène Schueller, Jack Tramiel, and Terry Gou. After him are David Sarnoff, Alice Walton, Joseph Oller, Ma Huateng, Carl Icahn, and Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

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Among people born in 1897, Louis Réard ranks 134Before him are Traicho Kostov, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Horace McCoy, Paul Gallico, Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and August Heissmeyer. After him are Bud Abbott, Georgios Grivas, Husni al-Za'im, Robert Ludvigovich Bartini, Kazimierz Nowak, and Xu Zhimo. Among people deceased in 1984, Louis Réard ranks 98Before him are Tim, Richard E. Bellman, Maximilian Fretter-Pico, Adam Malik, William Powell, and Karl-August Fagerholm. After him are Sergei Salnikov, Arvīds Jansons, Walter Pidgeon, Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Uwe Johnson, and Lillian Hellman.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Réard ranks 2,790 out of 5,234Before him are Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700), Aénor de Châtellerault (1103), Marie Dubois (1937), Jean-Daniel Cadinot (1944), Remigius of Auxerre (841), and Charles-Louis Philippe (1874). After him are Charles-Louis Havas (1783), Djibril Cissé (1981), David Kimhi (1160), Jean-François Dandrieu (1682), John of Montfort (1294), and Robert Casadesus (1899).


Among businesspeople born in France, Louis Réard ranks 15Before him are Yves Rocher (1930), Armand Peugeot (1849), Albert Kahn (1860), Charles Pathé (1863), Serge Dassault (1925), and Eugène Schueller (1881). After him are François-Henri Pinault (1962), Pierre Veyron (1903), Gaston Gallimard (1881), Ghislaine Maxwell (1961), Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798), and Maurice Farman (1877).