Louis Renault (1877-1944) was a French inventor, racing driver and businessman, founder of the Renault industrial empire.
In 1914, at the outbreak of the Great War, he was at the head of a huge industrial empire, notably based on the automobile. The "cabs of the Marne" of 1914 were essentially Renault cars.
In parallel with these responsibilities and the production of shells, aircraft engines and other war materials, Louis Renault proposes a light tank served by two men, with easy production is selected and becomes the Renault FT, the "Victory Tank", the first real modern tank.
Louis RENAULT : 18 february 1877 - 24 october 1944