Louis Delâge( March 22, 1874 - December 14, 1947 )
Louis Delâge , was a French pioneer automotive engineer and manufacturer.
Born Pierre Louis Delâge to a family of modest means in Cognac in the Charente département of France, as an infant he lost the sight in one eye. At the age of sixteen, he went to study at a trade school >Arts et Métiers ParisTech in the city of Angers, graduating with an engineering degree in 1893. Delage then fulfilled his military obligation and was stationed in Algeria. Discharged in 1895, he found work with a railway company in the south of France but in 1900 moved to Paris. There, he was employed in the engineering and design department of a motor vehicle manufacturing concern until 1903 when he received an offer to join the fledgling Renault automobile company.
Delâge realized the enormous potential for the...