Place of Birth: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Date of Birth: 18 November, 1981
Thierry Dusautoir is a French rugby union player. He captained the France team for a 56 Test Matches record.
Thierry was born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to a French father, Bertrand Dusautoir, and an Ivorian mother, Kekane Gbeuly. His paternal family is from Pas-de-Calais, in Northern France. Thierry’s paternal grandparents owned a coffee and cocoa plantation in Divo, Ivory Coast, where Thierry spent his childhood. He moved with his family to Périgueux, France, when he was ten yeard old.
He did not take up rugby until he was sixteen; before that, his favourite sport was judo.
Thierry’s paternal grandfather was Jean Dusautoir (the son of Alphonse Ernest Dusautoir and Jeanne Albertine Joséphine Duquenoy-Martel). Alphonse was born in Saint-Pierre-lès-Calais, France, and was the son of Alphonse Magloire Dusautoir and Delphine Maria Henry. Thierry’s great-grandmother Jeanne was the daughter of Joseph Duquenoy, who served as Mayor of Calais, and of Louise Marguerite Martel.
Thierry’s paternal grandmother was named Simone Calac.
Source: Family history of Thierry Dusautoir – https://www.rfgenealogie.com