Louis-Dreyfus, Pierre

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Name
Louis-Dreyfus, Pierre Gender: M
Guy Robert Pierre Philippe Louis-Dreyfus
born on 17 May 1908 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Paris Arrondissement 8, France, 48n5240, 2e1904
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°35' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°27 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°08'



Pierre Louis-Dreyfus (behind the wheel at "24 Heures du Mans," 1935)

Biography

French Resistance fighter and military pilot during World War II who later served as CEO of the Louis Dreyfus company.

Pierre Louis-Dreyfus was one of four children born to Charles Louis-Dreyfus (1870–1929), a merchant and ship-owner, and Sarah Germaine Hément. His family was Jewish. His paternal grandfather, Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founded the Louis Dreyfus Group in 1851. He had two siblings, brother François Louis Dreyfus (1909–1958) and sister, Arlette Louis Dreyfus (1911–2001).

After the war, he returned to the family business, Louis-Dreyfus and Co where he became first Vice-President and then served as CEO from 1967 until 1975. He significantly expanded the maritime trade of the company under his direction. The company, now known as Louis Dreyfus Group, had $46 billion in sales in 2011. Upon retirement, his son, Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, headed the company.

Louis-Dreyfus was married twice. In 1929, he married American-born Dolores Neubauer, the daughter of a Brazilian father and a Mexican mother. They had two children: a daughter, Dominique (b. 1930), and a son, Gerard (1932-2016, father of Julia). They separated in 1935 and divorced in 1936. Dolores obtained custody of the children and while Pierre was fighting in World War II she moved to the United States in 1940 and returned to France in 1945. She remarried to Michel Théodore Robert Edmond Porges (1908-1999).

In 1937, Pierre married Claude Singer. They had two children, Philippe (born 1945) and Danièle Louis-Dreyfus (died 2006).

Pierre Louis-Dreyfus participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans eleven times between 1931 and 1955. He raced under the pseudonym 'Heldé', derived from L-D (Louis-Dreyfus). He died on 15 January 2011 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, aged 102. His granddaughter is American actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 2 July 1929 (Dolores Neubauer)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 23 February 1937 (Claude Andree Charlotte Singer)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from the online Paris archives (8th arr., acte n° 933). Marriage and death data in margin.

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Wealthy Louis-Dreyfus family)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Cars
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (WWII bomber pilot)