Bruno, Count of Harcourt

Marie Hervé Jean Bruno d'Harcourt, Count of Harcourt (20 September 1899 – 19 April 1930) was a member of the French nobility and a Grand Prix motor racing driver.

Comte Bruno d'Harcourt was born in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland, the son of Comte Eugène d'Harcourt (1859–1918), French composer and conductor, and Armande de Pierre de Bernis. On 15 September 1923 he married Isabelle Françoise Helene Marie d'Orléans, Princesse de France, daughter of Jean d'Orléans, Duc de Guise and Isabelle d'Orléans. The couple had four children:

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Hélène van Zuylen

On 16 August 1887 Hélène married the Roman Catholic Baron Etienne van Zuylen (1860–1934) of the House of Van Zuylen van Nievelt. They had two sons. Her son Baron Egmont van Zuylen van Nyevelt (1890–1960) was a diplomat and businessman and the father of Parisian socialite Marie-Hélène de Rothschild (born Baroness Marie-Hélène Naila Stephanie Josina van Zuylen van Nyevelt).

Bruno d'Harcourt took up automobile racing where he met the celebrated female driver, Hellé Nice.

Bruno d'Harcourt died at age 30 in Casablanca, Morocco when his Bugatti crashed at the Anfa racetrack while on a practice run for the 1930 Moroccan Grand Prix. The day prior to the race, Harcourt took his Bugatti out for an early morning practice run on the road course and crashed when he ran off the first bend. Severely injured, he died a few days later in hospital.

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1934 Moroccan Grand Prix

The 1934 Moroccan Grand Prix (also known as the 1934 Anfa Grand Prix or the 1934 Casablanca Grand Prix) was a Grand Prix that was held on 20 May 1934 at the street circuit in Anfa, a suburb of Casablanca, Morocco. The race, contested over 60 laps of 6.37 km (3.96 mi), was won by Louis Chiron driving a Alfa Romeo Tipo B after starting from second position.

(Source: Wikipedia)