Enzo Ferrari

1898 - 1988

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Enzo Anselmo Giuseppe Maria Ferrari (Italian: [ˈɛntso anˈsɛlmo ferˈraːri]; 18 February 1898 – 14 August 1988) was an Italian motor racing driver and entrepreneur, the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team, and subsequently of the Ferrari automobile marque. Under his leadership, Scuderia Ferrari won 9 drivers' world championships and 8 constructors' world championships in Formula 1 during his lifetime. He was widely known as il Commendatore or il Drake, a nickname given by British opponents in reference to the English privateer Francis Drake, due to Ferrari's demonstrated ability and determination in achieving significant sports results with his small company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Enzo Ferrari has received more than 7,533,340 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Enzo Ferrari is the most popular racing driver (up from 2nd in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Italy (up from 182nd in 2019) and the most popular Italian Racing Driver.

Enzo Ferrari is most famous for being the founder of the Ferrari car company.

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Among racing drivers, Enzo Ferrari ranks 1 out of 1,080After him are Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, and Nelson Piquet.

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Among people born in 1898, Enzo Ferrari ranks 7Before him are Golda Meir, Bertolt Brecht, René Magritte, Alvar Aalto, Erich Maria Remarque, and Federico García Lorca. After him are Sergei Eisenstein, Umm Kulthum, M. C. Escher, Zhou Enlai, William James Sidis, and Stefania Turkewich. Among people deceased in 1988, Enzo Ferrari ranks 1After him are Georgy Malenkov, Richard Feynman, Nico, Ernst Ruska, Valery Legasov, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Robert A. Heinlein, Chiang Ching-kuo, Chet Baker, and Roy Orbison.

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Among people born in Italy, Enzo Ferrari ranks 140 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Boniface VIII (1235), Pope Gregory IX (1160), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), and Cardinal Mazarin (1602). After him are Luca Pacioli (1445), Adriano Celentano (1938), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Pope Pius VIII (1761), Pope Formosus (816), and Plautus (-254).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Enzo Ferrari ranks 1After him are Alberto Ascari (1918), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Giacomo Agostini (1942), Valentino Rossi (1979), Alfredo Ferrari (1932), Tazio Nuvolari (1892), Lella Lombardi (1941), Riccardo Patrese (1954), Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Michele Alboreto (1956), and Lucien Bianchi (1934).