Ettore Bugatti

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Birthday
15, 1881
Birthplace
Milan, Italy
Death Date
Aug 21, 1947 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1881
Birthplace
Milan, Italy
Death Date
Aug 21, 1947 (65)

About

Italian-French automotive designer, engineer, and founder of the vehicle manufacturing company Automobiles E. Bugatti.

Before Fame

He created engines and vehicles for Prinetti & Stucchi, Peugeot, and other manufacturers. He even designed and built airplane engines in the early decades of the 20th century.

Trivia

His son Jean died at the age of 30 while test-driving a race car that Bugatti had designed.

Family Life

After the death of his first wife Barbara, he married Geneviéve Marguerite Delcuze, and they had a son and a daughter. He was the son of a Milanese designer of jewelry and furniture and the grandson of a sculptor and painter.

Associated With

He and Preston Tucker were both automotive designers and entrepreneurs.