Knyff, René de
Born on 10.12.1865 in Antwerpen. The knight of the legion of honour, the shareholder and a member of a supervisory board of Société Anonyme Panhard & Levassor in Paris as well as the winner of numerous racing events, representing Daimler. Since 1899 René de Knyff was a chairman of the sports commission of AIACR (Association International des Automobile Clubs Reconnus). As a shareholder of Panhard & Levassor, he was well acquainted with Gottlieb Daimler.