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Georges BOUTON

French Georges BOUTON

born Georges Charles Thadée BOUTON

French toymaker and engineer who with fellow Frenchman Jules-Albert de Dion founded the De Dion-Bouton company

Source :  CEGAMA

Born: on November 22, 1847 in Paris, France
Died: on October 31, 1938 in Paris, France


Biography

The pair first worked together in 1882 to produce a self-propelled steam vehicle. The result gave birth to the company which, at the time, went under the name de Dion.

Bouton was the nominal winner of the 'world's first motor race' on 28 April 1887, when he drove a de Dion-Bouton vehicle 2 kilometers from Neuilly Bridge to the Bois de Boulogne. He was also the only competitor.

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