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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 279,703 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Alfonso de Portago is the 67th most popular racing driver (up from 89th in 2019), the 1,159th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,447th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Alfonso de Portago ranks 67 out of 888Before him are Alan Jones, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Michele Alboreto, Rubens Barrichello, Pierre Levegh, and Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior. After him are Peter Collins, Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodríguez, Mike Hailwood, Jean Alesi, and Sebastian Vettel.

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Among people born in 1928, Alfonso de Portago ranks 112Before him are Vyacheslav Tikhonov, John Stewart Bell, Djivan Gasparyan, Michel Serrault, Takeshi Inoue, and Ida Haendel. After him are Elliott Erwitt, Roddy McDowall, Dick York, Gordie Howe, Hayden White, and Malcolm Glazer. Among people deceased in 1957, Alfonso de Portago ranks 62Before him are Moša Pijade, Sacha Guitry, Henry Norris Russell, Rezső Kasztner, Johann Rattenhuber, and Arnold van Gennep. After him are Pedro Infante, Shoghi Effendi, Leo Perutz, Alexander Vertinsky, Kurt von Tippelskirch, and Soemu Toyoda.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfonso de Portago ranks 1,159 out of 7,765Before him are George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Jimmy Greaves (1940), George Canning (1770), Leopold Stokowski (1882), Elizabeth Blount (1500), and Paul Scofield (1922). After him are Glenn Hughes (1951), Albert Hammond (1944), Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855), Mary Leakey (1913), Emily Davison (1872), and Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Alfonso de Portago ranks 13Before him are Mike Hawthorn (1929), John Surtees (1934), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), and Colin McRae (1968). After him are Peter Collins (1931), Mike Hailwood (1940), Roger Williamson (1948), Tom Pryce (1949), David Purley (1945), and David Coulthard (1971).