Louis Renault

1877 - 1944

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Louis Renault (French: [lwi ʁəno]; 12 February 1877 – 24 October 1944) was a French industrialist, one of the founders of Renault, and a pioneer of the automobile industry. Renault built one of France's largest automobile manufacturing concerns, which still bears his name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Renault has received more than 11,510 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Renault is the 56th most popular inventor (up from 61st in 2019), the 628th most popular biography from France (up from 675th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Inventor.

Louis Renault was a French industrialist and automobile manufacturer. He is most famous for founding the Renault company in 1899.

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Among inventors, Louis Renault ranks 56 out of 426Before him are Karl Drais, William G. Morgan, Douglas Engelbart, James Naismith, Emile Berliner, and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. After him are John Boyd Dunlop, Charles Goodyear, Henry Fox Talbot, Louis Blériot, Adam Opel, and Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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Among people born in 1877, Louis Renault ranks 12Before him are Joan Gamper, Frederick Soddy, Muhammad Iqbal, Francis William Aston, Heinrich Otto Wieland, and G. H. Hardy. After him are Raoul Dufy, Kees van Dongen, Said Nursî, Gabriele Münter, Kārlis Ulmanis, and Maurice Halbwachs. Among people deceased in 1944, Louis Renault ranks 27Before him are Ernst Thälmann, Chūichi Nagumo, Florence Foster Jenkins, Hilma af Klint, Milena Jesenská, and Galeazzo Ciano. After him are Henning von Tresckow, Wang Jingwei, Friedrich Olbricht, Arthur Eddington, Aristide Maillol, and Glenn Miller.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Renault ranks 628 out of 6,770Before him are Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Juliette Binoche (1964), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Guy Debord (1931), Marie of Anjou (1404), and Paul Claudel (1868). After him are Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), Léon Walras (1834), Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837), and Gaston Leroux (1868).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Louis Renault ranks 9Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas Appert (1749), and Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725). After him are Louis Blériot (1872), Claude Chappe (1763), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), Étienne-Jules Marey (1830), André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), and Alphonse Bertillon (1853).