Marcel Renault

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Bust of Marcel Renault.

Marcel Renault (14 May 1872, Paris – 26 May 1903, Payré) was a French racing car driver and industrialist, co-founder of the car maker Renault. He was the brother of Louis and Fernand Renault.

Renault and his brothers jointly founded the Renault company on 25 February 1899. He and Louis raced the cars it built starting the next year. He died at the age of 31 of severe injuries he sustained during the Paris-Madrid race.

After his death, a statue was built in Renault's memory which later would be destroyed by the German attacks during World War II.

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