Igor Troubetzkoy

Prince Igor Nikolayevich Troubetzkoy (Russian: Игорь Николаевич Трубецкой; 23 August 1912, Paris, – 20 December 2008, Nice) was a French aristocrat and athlete (Ski, cycling, car racing) of Russian descent.[2]

Igor Troubetzkoy
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Full name
Igor Nikolayevich Troubetzkoy
Russian: Игорь Николаевич Трубецкой
Born(1912-08-23)23 August 1912
Paris, France
Died20 December 2008(2008-12-20) (aged 96)
Nice, France
Noble familyTrubetskoy
(m. 1947; div. 1951)
Arnaud Marie Troubetzkoy
FatherPrince Nikolai Nikolaievich Troubetzkoy
MotherCountess Jekaterina Mikhailovna Mussin-Pushkin
Igor Troubetzkoy and Clemente Biondetti winning Targa Florio on Sicily (April 3, 1948) in a Ferrari 166 S (#001S).[1]

Early life and familyEdit

Prince Igor Nikolayevich Troubetzkoy was born on 23 August 1912 in Paris, France. He was member of the princely Trubetskoy family, son of Prince Nikolai Nikolaievich Troubetzkoy (1867–1949) and the Countess Ekaterina Mikhailovna Musin-Pushkin (1884–1972).[3] His brother, Youcca Troubetzkoy (1905–92), was an actor in French film during the 1920s and 1930s.


Being a good skier and athlete (cycling[4]) in younger years, Igor started automobile racing in 1947 in a Simca-Gordini, taking a bronze at the Coupe de l'Agaci (Oct 26, 1947).[5]

With Count Bruno Sterzi he started the Scuderia Inter racing team in 1947 and bought three Ferrari 166 S, among the first cars made by Ferrari:[6]

He retired from racing due to an accident at Circuit d'Albi (Aug 29, 1948).[10] Sterzi had left the Scuderia and it ceased to exist, but the name was used for Ferrari 166 Inter, the company's first Grand Touring car.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to American heiress Barbara Hutton (1912–79) in May 1947 and inspired her son from an earlier marriage, Lance Reventlow (1936–72), to take up racing. After his divorce from Hutton in 1951, Igor took up painting. In 1953, he fathered a son, Arnaud Marie, who in the 1970s started Troubetzkoy Paintings (Paris, New York City) that makes replica paintings.[11]


  1. ^ a b 166 Spyder Corsa 001S from barchetta.cc, last accessed on Nov 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Biography of Igor Troubetzkoy from historicracing.com, last accessed on Nov 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Years of birth and death for Igor's parents are from the Екатерина Михайловна кн. Трубецкая at Geni.com, last accessed on November 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Igor Troubetzkoy". CyclingRanking.com.
  5. ^ Coupes de l'Agici at racingsportscars.com, last accessed November 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Targa Florio 1948 166 SC, a discussion at ferrarichat.com, last read on Nov 17, 2016.
  7. ^ 166 Spyder Corsa 006i at barchetta.cc, last accessed Nov 19, 2016.
  8. ^ 01C 125C Spyder in barchetta.cc, last accessed Nov 10, 2016.
  9. ^ 010I 166 Spyder Corsa at www.barchetta.cc, last accessed November 19, 2016.
  10. ^ Prince Igor Troubetzkoy in ferrarichat.com, last accessed on Nov 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Troubetzkoy Paintings". troubetzkoypaintings.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.

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