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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. During World War I his factories contributed massively to the war effort, notably so by the creation and manufacture of the first tank of modern configuration, the Renault FT tank. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Renault has received more than 9,917 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Renault is the 61st most popular inventor (up from 66th in 2019), the 676th most popular biography from France (down from 667th in 2019) and the 10th 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 61 out of 354Before him are Isaac Singer, Adam Opel, John Deere, Louis Blériot, Douglas Engelbart, and Henry Fox Talbot. After him are John Browning, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Jimmy Wales, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Josephine Cochrane, and Étienne Lenoir.

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Among people born in 1877, Louis Renault ranks 11Before him are Wilhelm Frick, Frederick Soddy, Francis William Aston, Joan Gamper, Charles Glover Barkla, and Muhammad Iqbal. After him are Edgar Cayce, Raoul Dufy, G. H. Hardy, Oswald Avery, Kees van Dongen, and Heinrich Otto Wieland. Among people deceased in 1944, Louis Renault ranks 31Before him are Florence Foster Jenkins, Charles Glover Barkla, Nikolai Vatutin, Henning von Tresckow, Erwin von Witzleben, and Glenn Miller. After him are Erich Hoepner, Kasturba Gandhi, Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, Arthur Eddington, and Antanas Smetona.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Renault ranks 676 out of 6,011Before him are Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), William Longsword (893), Julie Clary (1771), Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837), and Paul Mauriat (1925). After him are Joseph Proust (1754), Hans Bethe (1906), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Chlodomer (495), and Édouard Lalo (1823).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Louis Renault ranks 10Before him are Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Nicolas Appert (1749), and Louis Blériot (1872). After him are Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Claude Chappe (1763), Alphonse Bertillon (1853), Étienne-Jules Marey (1830), and Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844).