Alfonso de Portago

1928 - 1957

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Alfonso Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, 11th Marquess of Portago, GE (11 October 1928 – 12 May 1957), best known as Alfonso de Portago, was a Spanish aristocrat, racing and bobsleigh driver, jockey and pilot. Born in London to a prominent family in the peerage of Spain, he was named after his godfather, king Alfonso XIII. His grandfather, the 9th Marquess of Portago had been Mayor of Madrid while his father, who was President of Puerta de Hierro and a prolific golfer, died of a heart attack while showering after a polo match. His mother, Olga Leighton, was an Irish nurse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfonso de Portago has received more than 766,843 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfonso de Portago is the 30th most popular racing driver (up from 67th in 2019), the 628th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,155th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Alfonso de Portago ranks 30 out of 1,080Before him are Clay Regazzoni, Graham Hill, François Cevert, Jack Brabham, Nigel Mansell, and Giacomo Agostini. After him are Carlos Reutemann, Carlos Sainz, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Fernando Alonso, Roland Ratzenberger, and John Surtees.

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Among people born in 1928, Alfonso de Portago ranks 49Before him are Herbert Kroemer, Carlos Fuentes, Francesco Cossiga, Tommaso Buscetta, Maya Angelou, and Reynaldo Bignone. After him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Li Ka-shing, Arnold Rüütel, Karlheinz Böhm, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Geert Hofstede. Among people deceased in 1957, Alfonso de Portago ranks 33Before him are Jože Plečnik, František Kupka, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Heinrich Hoffmann, José Leandro Andrade, and Erich von Stroheim. After him are Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, V. Gordon Childe, Beniamino Gigli, Max Ophüls, and Maurice Garin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfonso de Portago ranks 628 out of 8,785Before him are Edgar Wallace (1875), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Chris Norman (1950), Thomas Savery (1650), John Newlands (1837), and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864). After him are Charles Laughton (1899), Willibrord (658), William Shockley (1910), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), Alice Liddell (1852), and John Bunyan (1628).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Alfonso de Portago ranks 7Before him are James Hunt (1947), Ken Miles (1918), Jackie Stewart (1939), Jim Clark (1936), Graham Hill (1929), and Nigel Mansell (1953). After him are John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), and Colin McRae (1968).