Duncan Hamilton

1920 - 1994

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James Duncan Hamilton (30 April 1920 in Cork, County Cork, Ireland – 13 May 1994 in Sherborne, Dorset, England) was a British racing driver. He was known for his colourful and extroverted personality. After fighting in the Second World War, he took up motorsport. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Duncan Hamilton has received more than 6,745 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Duncan Hamilton is the 648th most popular racing driver (up from 655th in 2019), the 322nd most popular biography from Ireland (up from 327th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Irish Racing Driver.

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  • 17

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  • 2.88

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  • 3.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Duncan Hamilton has had the most page views in the with 1,500 views, followed by French (1,412), and Spanish (1,230). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (102.95%), Finnish (102.44%), and Romanian (75.17%)


Among racing drivers, Duncan Hamilton ranks 648 out of 1,080Before him are Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi, Donald Campbell, Jac Nellemann, Gary Brabham, Jimmy Bryan, and George Follmer. After him are Julian Bailey, Kazuki Nakajima, Ian Raby, Kenny Acheson, John Cannon, and Jari-Matti Latvala.

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Among people born in 1920, Duncan Hamilton ranks 416Before him are Sitara Devi, Edy Reinalter, Paul Scott, Joyce King, Friedrich Waller, and Dorothy Abbott. After him are Wolfdietrich Schnurre, Eric Brandon, Tony Gaze, Satish Dhawan, Josef Doležal, and Wayne Thiebaud. Among people deceased in 1994, Duncan Hamilton ranks 330Before him are Rolf Jacobsen, Kristen Pfaff, Irena Krzywicka, Jule Styne, Macdonald Carey, and Valentin Kuzin. After him are Martha Raye, Lassi Parkkinen, Serge Blusson, Noah Beery Jr., John Curry, and Sam Hanks.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Duncan Hamilton ranks 322 out of 549Before him are Joseph Plunkett (1887), Barry Keoghan (1992), Nicky Byrne (1978), Damien Rice (1973), Frank O'Farrell (1927), and Robert Emmet (1778). After him are Diarmait Mac Murchada (1110), Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964), Nahum Tate (1652), Paul Harrington (1960), Johnny Giles (1940), and Edward Barrett (1877).


Among racing drivers born in Ireland, Duncan Hamilton ranks 4Before him are Joe Kelly (1913), Derek Daly (1953), and Brian Shawe-Taylor (1915). After him are David Kennedy (1953), Craig Breen (1990), and Tommy Byrne (1958).