René Lacoste

1904 - 1996

René Lacoste

Jean René Lacoste (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʁəne laˈkɔst]; 2 July 1904 – 12 October 1996) was a French tennis player and businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" because of how he dealt with his opponents; he is also known worldwide as the creator of the Lacoste tennis shirt, which he introduced in 1929. Lacoste was one of The Four Musketeers with Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, and Henri Cochet, French tennis stars who dominated the game in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Lacoste has received more than 751,050 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular tennis player.

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Among tennis players, René Lacoste ranks 5 out of 1,101Before him are Björn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rod Laver. After him are Fred Perry, Suzanne Lenglen, Jimmy Connors, Billie Jean King, Rafael Nadal, Stan Smith, and Ilie Năstase.

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Among people born in 1904, René Lacoste ranks 21Before him are George Gamow, Glenn Miller, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Ève Curie, and Joan Crawford. After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Harry Martinson, John Hicks, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Gregory Bateson, and Witold Gombrowicz. Among people deceased in 1996, René Lacoste ranks 13Before him are Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Ella Fitzgerald, Marguerite Duras, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Joseph Brodsky, and Adolf Galland. After him are Paul Erdős, Gene Kelly, Sergiu Celibidache, Tadeusz Reichstein, Frank Whittle, and Babrak Karmal.

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Among people born in France, René Lacoste ranks 616 out of 4,109Before him are Thomas Bangalter (1), Alfred Jarry (1873), Sebastian Brant (1458), Jacques Anquetil (1934), Éliphas Lévi (1810), and Hans Bethe (1906). After him are Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Maurice Béjart (1927), François Guizot (1787), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799).


Among tennis players born in France, René Lacoste ranks 1After him are Suzanne Lenglen (1899), Jean Borotra (1898), Henri Cochet (1901), Max Decugis (1882), Jacques Brugnon (1895), Yannick Noah (1960), Marguerite Broquedis (1893), André Gobert (1890), Amélie Mauresmo (1979), Gaël Monfils (1986), and Julie Vlasto (1903).

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