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 198,152 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Birabongse Bhanudej is the 4,559th most popular politician (down from 3,603rd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 14th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Thai Politician.

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Among politicians, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 4,559 out of 15,710Before him are Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Double Falcon, Avery Brundage, Teuta, Muhammad bin Tughluq, and Franz Ritter von Epp. After him are King Mu of Zhou, Philip William, Prince of Orange, Carolina Herrera, Edmond Debeaumarché, Habibullah Khan, and Kocel.

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Among people born in 1914, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 53Before him are Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, George Dantzig, Norman Borlaug, Jan Karski, María Félix, and Adolfo Bioy Casares. After him are Max Manus, Jackie Coogan, Asger Jorn, Carlo Maria Giulini, Renato Dulbecco, and Creighton Abrams. Among people deceased in 1985, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 40Before him are Jean-Marie Loret, Paul Flory, Tage Erlander, Cus D'Amato, Ian Stewart, and Kim Yong-sik. After him are Tancredo Neves, Tjalling Koopmans, Kirill Moskalenko, Rodney Robert Porter, Alexander Pokryshkin, and Emílio Garrastazu Médici.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 16 out of 137Before him are Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), and Pridi Banomyong (1900). After him are Naresuan (1555), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923), Srinagarindra (1900), Michael Michai Kitbunchu (1929), and Sunanda Kumariratana (1860).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Birabongse Bhanudej ranks 15Before him are Taksin (1734), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), and Pridi Banomyong (1900). After him are Naresuan (1555), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Srinagarindra (1900), Nouhak Phoumsavanh (1910), Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), and Uthong (1314).