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French automobile pioneer Louis Renault (1877 - 1944) at a lathe in his first workshop, in the garden of his parents' house in Billancourt, where he built his first De Dion powered car. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

French automobile pioneer Louis Renault (1877 - 1944) at a lathe in his first workshop, in the garden of his parents' house in Billancourt, where he built his first De Dion powered car.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)