Björn Waldegård

1943 - 2014

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Björn Waldegård (12 November 1943 – 29 August 2014) was a Swedish rally driver, and the winner of the inaugural World Rally Championship for drivers in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Björn Waldegård has received more than 83,653 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Björn Waldegård is the 99th most popular racing driver (down from 96th in 2019), the 281st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 286th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Björn Waldegård ranks 99 out of 888Before him are Carlos Pace, Onofre Marimón, Ralf Schumacher, Henri Toivonen, Roger Williamson, and Paul Frère. After him are Andrea de Cesaris, Alex Zanardi, Pedro Rodríguez, Hannu Mikkola, Jarno Saarinen, and Henri Pescarolo.

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Among people born in 1943, Björn Waldegård ranks 151Before him are Lin Shaye, Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Jan de Bont, Kurtwood Smith, James Levine, and Mohammed Badie. After him are Paul Michael Glaser, Dušan Ivković, Köbi Kuhn, Robert Lefkowitz, Jef Raskin, and Mike Leigh. Among people deceased in 2014, Björn Waldegård ranks 111Before him are Ken Takakura, Malcolm Glazer, Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, Sabah, Mário Coluna, and Ana María Matute. After him are Andrea de Cesaris, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Marina Ginestà, Manuel Uribe, and Karlheinz Deschner.

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Among people born in Sweden, Björn Waldegård ranks 281 out of 1,296Before him are Lena Olin (1955), Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland (1979), Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846), Princess Cecilia of Sweden (1807), Elsa Beskow (1874), and Lars Fredrik Nilson (1840). After him are Jan Troell (1931), Ivar Kreuger (1880), Lill-Babs (1938), Monica Zetterlund (1937), Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (1767), and Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654).


Among racing drivers born in Sweden, Björn Waldegård ranks 3Before him are Keke Rosberg (1948) and Ronnie Peterson (1944). After him are Jo Bonnier (1930), Stig Blomqvist (1946), Ove Andersson (1938), Reine Wisell (1941), Gunnar Nilsson (1948), Stefan Johansson (1956), Conny Andersson (1939), Torsten Palm (1947), and Marcus Ericsson (1990).