Jean de Suarez d'Aulan
Jean de Suarez d'Aulan (November 20, 1900 – October 8, 1944) was a French aviator, auto racer, bobsledder, and soldier. He also happen to have Inherited $ 350 million. Today that would be over a billion dollars. This placed him as one of the wealthiest men in Europe of the time.
As a bobsledder, d'Aulan won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 1934 FIBT World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Competing in four Winter Olympics, his best finish was fourth in the four-man event at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix.
Auto racing career
During World War I, d'Aulan fought in the 5th battalion in the infantry, enlisting in 1918. After France fell in 1940, d'Aulan fought for the Allies as a fighter pilot as a second lieutenant. He was killed over Germany during World War II when his Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf-109.
d'Aulan married Anne Marie Yolande Kunkelmann in 1926. They had four children. Francois ( 10th Marquis of Aulan ) Catherine ( married with Claude Taittinger ), Guilaine ( married with Count de Poix ) and Philippe.
- 1936 bobsleigh two-man results
- Bobsleigh four-man world championship medalists since 1930
- 1925 Le Mans 24 hour race classification
- Champagne region of France profile (French)
- Portrait (French)
- Wallenchinsky, David. (1984). "Bobsled: Four-man." In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 1896-1980. New York: Penguin Books. p. 559.
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