Bugatti, Ettore Arco Isidoro
1881 - Born on September 15th in Milan. Italian automobile designer.
1898-1909 - Young Bugatti worked for several pioneer carmakers.
1910 - His work at the German Deutz was particularly significant because the concepts he designed there inspired him to start his own company.
- He founded Bugatti automobile factory in Molsheim, Alsace.
- He created the first serious small car. It was extremely light and had a high-performance, 1.35-liter, four-cylinder engine with single overhead camshaft.
1942 - He lost some stature temporarily when he was imprisoned after World War Two, charged with collaboration.
1947 - Died on August 21st in Paris.
- The world had 7,950 Bugatti automobiles, and they keep his name lustrous.
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