Magdeleine Goüin, countess Bernard de Ganay (2 March 1901 – 30 June 1949) was a French racing driver and philanthropist.

Goüin in 1930

Early life edit

Goüin was born 2 March 1901 in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. She was a daughter of Édouard Goüin[1] and Suzanne du Buit (future countess of Segur-Lamoignon), and the sister of Henry Goüin, president of the Fondation Royaumont.[2]

Career edit

As a racing driver, Goüin won the Rallye Paris - Saint-Raphaël Féminin in 1930 at the wheel of a Renault Reinastella type RM. [3] She finished second the following year at the Rally Paris-Amsterdam behind Suzanne Deutsch de La Meurthe.

She became vice-president of the Automobile-Club Feminine de France, which was presided over at the time by Anne de Rochechouart de Mortemart. [citation needed]

Philanthropy edit

Goüin created and animated the "tea Rosy", teas of charity which raised funds for the work of Visiting Nurses of France (founded by her mother-in-law the Marquise de Ganay) and the dispensary of the Nelly-Martyl Foundation of the rue de Belleville. [4][5][6]

Personal life edit

In 1919, she married Count Bernard de Ganay, president of Polos de France, son of the Marquis Jean de Ganay and Berthe de Béhague and grandson of Etienne, Marquis de Ganay.[7][8]

She died on 30 June 1949 in Casablanca, Morocco, age 48.

Her granddaughter Christine de Ganay was first married to Pal Sarkozy, and then to Frank G. Wisner. Goüin’s great-grandchildren include Olivier Sarkozy. [9][10]

References edit

  1. ^ Augustin Hamon, The Masters of France, Volume 3 , 1938
  2. ^ Le Gonidec, Nathalie (2009). "Des Batignolles à Royaumont" (PDF). (in French). Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  3. ^ "The car practice, Volume 26", 1930
  4. ^ "Modes: illustrated monthly magazine of decorative arts applied to women", 1933
  5. ^ "The Living Art, Numbers 162 to 167", 1932
  6. ^ "The Woman of France", 1933
  7. ^ Rang-Ri Park-Barjot (2005). La Société de construction des Batignolles : des origines à la Première guerre mondiale, 1846–1914. Roland-Mousnier (in French). Vol. 24. preface by Jean Monville. Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne. pp. preface 7 of 298. ISBN 978-2-840-50389-7. OCLC 948985809.
  8. ^ Burnel, Anne (1995). La Société de construction des Batignolles de 1914–1939 : histoire d'un déclin (in French). Vol. 41. Genève. ISBN 978-2-600-00094-9. OCLC 33950103. {{cite book}}: Unknown parameter |agency= ignored (help)CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  9. ^ Stanislas de Larminat, Le maréchal Louis-Achille Baraguey d'Hilliers, 1795–1878:sa famille et ses alliances, 1983
  10. ^ de Ganay family on the site