Camille JENATZY

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BelgianBorn Camille Joseph Victor Léopold GENATZY

Belgian race car driver

Born on November 4, 1868 in Schaerbeek, Belgique , Belgium

Died on December 7, 1913 in Habay-la-Neuve, Belgique

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He is known for breaking the land speed record three times and being the first man to break the 100 km/h barrier. He was nicknamed Le Diable Rouge ("The Red Devil") after the colour of his beard .[1]



On 17 January 1899 at Achères, Yvelines near Paris, France, he reached the speed of 66.66 km/h (41.42 mph) over the kilometer, driving a CGA Dogcart. That same day, the record was broken by Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat, topped on 27 January 1899 when Jenatzy achieved 80.35 km/h (49.93 mph).

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