Alfonso de Portago

1928 - 1957

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Alfonso Antonio Vicente Eduardo Angel Blas Francisco de Borja 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 188,194 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Alfonso de Portago is the 89th most popular racing driver (up from 121st in 2019), the 1,448th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,671st in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Alfonso de Portago ranks 89 out of 888Before him are Piers Courage, Jean Behra, David Purley, Elio de Angelis, Arturo Merzario, and Tom Pryce. After him are Luigi Musso, Patrick Tambay, Peter Collins, Carlos Pace, Onofre Marimón, and Ralf Schumacher.

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Among people born in 1928, Alfonso de Portago ranks 146Before him are Emilio Caprile, Ann Morgan Guilbert, László Budai, Djivan Gasparyan, Eddie Fisher, and Gerald Bull. After him are Héctor Rial, Malcolm Glazer, Ulric Neisser, Peter Naur, Petr Ginz, and Vidal Sassoon. Among people deceased in 1957, Alfonso de Portago ranks 73Before him are Shoghi Effendi, Soemu Toyoda, Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Rudolf Schmidt, Georges Hébert, and Heinrich Bär. After him are Theodor Körner, Malcolm Lowry, Washington Luís, Zhou Xuan, Prince Franz of Bavaria, and Josef Hofmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfonso de Portago ranks 1,448 out of 6,924Before him are Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810), Robert Filmer (1588), John Hume (1937), Tom Pryce (1949), Michael Ventris (1922), and Julian of Norwich (1342). After him are Peter Yates (1929), Jeremy Corbyn (1949), John Blow (1649), Frederick Delius (1862), Mark Phillips (1948), and Thomas Wyatt (1503).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Alfonso de Portago ranks 16Before him are Damon Hill (1960), Mike Hailwood (1940), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Piers Courage (1942), David Purley (1945), and Tom Pryce (1949). After him are Peter Collins (1931), Roger Williamson (1948), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), John Watson (1946), Alan Stacey (1933), and Eddie Irvine (1965).