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Felix Baumgartner

1969 - Today

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Felix Baumgartner (German: [ˈfeːlɪks ˈbaʊ̯mˌɡaʁtnɐ]; born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He is best known for jumping to Earth from a helium balloon from the stratosphere on 14 October 2012 and landing in New Mexico, United States as part of the Red Bull Stratos project. Doing so, he set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi), reaching an estimated top speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Baumgartner has received more than 2,581,896 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Felix Baumgartner is the 17th most popular athlete (down from 16th in 2019), the 266th most popular biography from Austria (up from 287th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Athlete.

Felix Baumgartner is most famous for his record-breaking free fall jump from space, which he accomplished on October 14, 2012.

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Among ATHLETES

Among athletes, Felix Baumgartner ranks 17 out of 3,055Before him are Dana Zátopková, Dick Fosbury, Thomas Burke, Ray Ewry, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and Robert Shavlakadze. After him are Usain Bolt, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Hannes Kolehmainen, Iolanda Balaș, Coroebus of Elis, and Bobby Morrow.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1969, Felix Baumgartner ranks 17Before him are Gabriel Batistuta, Edward Norton, Gerard Butler, Linus Torvalds, Peter Dinklage, and Steffi Graf. After him are Dennis Bergkamp, Antonio Conte, Matthew Perry, Marilyn Manson, Norman Reedus, and Jack Black.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Felix Baumgartner ranks 266 out of 1,075Before him are Udo Jürgens (1934), Jörg Haider (1950), Karl Seitz (1869), Albert VI, Archduke of Austria (1418), Mercédès Jellinek (1889), and Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria (1692). After him are Karl Silberbauer (1911), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Camillo Sitte (1843), Franz Böhme (1885), Paul Ehrenfest (1880), and Archduchess Eleanor of Austria (1534).

Among ATHLETES In Austria

Among athletes born in Austria, Felix Baumgartner ranks 1After him are Herma Bauma (1915), Otto Herschmann (1877), Klaus Dibiasi (1947), Eva Janko (1945), Adolf Kainz (1903), Hans Haas (1906), Karl Schnabl (1954), Simon Eder (1983), Dominik Landertinger (1988), Stephanie Graf (1973), and Ludwig Paischer (1981).

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