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Birabongse Bhanudej

1914 - 1985

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Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh (Thai: พีรพงศ์ภาณุเดช; RTGS: Phiraphong Phanudet; 15 July 1914 – 23 December 1985), better known as Prince Bira of Siam (now Thailand) or by his nom de course B. Bira, was a member of the Thai royal family, racing driver, sailor, and pilot.Birabongse raced in Formula One and Grand Prix races for the Maserati, Gordini, and Connaught teams. He was the only Southeast Asian driver to compete in Formula One until Malaysia's Alex Yoong joined Minardi in 2001, and the only Thai driver to compete in Formula One until Alexander Albon made his debut in 2019. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Birabongse Bhanudej has received more than 218,869 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Birabongse Bhanudej is the 6,536th most popular politician (down from 4,553rd in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Thailand (down from 16th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Thai Politician.

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Among politicians, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 6,536 out of 15,577Before him are Henry A. Wallace, Lluís Llach, Leonor Teles, Otto Abetz, Az-Zahir, and Nebuchadnezzar III. After him are Enrique Peña Nieto, Rhesus of Thrace, Edgar, King of Scotland, William I, Count of Hainaut, Rifaat al-Assad, and Wacho.

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Among people born in 1914, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 85Before him are Larbi Benbarek, Eugene Nida, Achille Compagnoni, Saul Steinberg, Go Seigen, and Bill Finger. After him are Pietro Germi, Carlos Castillo Armas, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Max Manus, Bernard Malamud, and Woody Strode. Among people deceased in 1985, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 57Before him are Ruth Gordon, Louise Brooks, Zarifa Aliyeva, Michael Redgrave, Herbert Bayer, and Wellington Koo. After him are Ricky Nelson, Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Axel Springer, Abe Lenstra, David Purley, and Helmuth Plessner.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 21 out of 155Before him are Rama II of Siam (1767), Naresuan (1555), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923), Narai (1629), and Thanom Kittikachorn (1911). After him are Jacques Vergès (1924), Michael Michai Kitbunchu (1929), Sunanda Kumariratana (1860), Si Inthrathit (1188), Lisa (1997), and Yingluck Shinawatra (1967).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 19Before him are Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Rama II of Siam (1767), Naresuan (1555), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Narai (1629), and Thanom Kittikachorn (1911). After him are Si Inthrathit (1188), Uthong (1314), Sarit Thanarat (1908), Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), Nouhak Phoumsavanh (1910), and Samak Sundaravej (1935).