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Prince DeCystria

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Born:

13 Dec 1898
Paris

Died:

22 Feb 1943
Paris

Nationality:

France

Indy 500s:

1 (1923)

A nom de plume for Bertrand Marie Ponce Francois Raphael Lucigne, Prince de Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny! His first wife, Princess Paule Murat, was also a distant relative of Napoleon; his second wife was Argentine. DeCystria grew up in a castle called Coat-an-Noz, which was owned by his family for over 70 years before he had to relinquish it in the same year he attempted Indianapolis. Prince was a regular driver for Bugatti and this led to his Indianapolis one-off when the team had a go. Through most of the early 1920's, he was normally a contender in Grand Prix events.

Biography last updated 16 May 2017