Geoff Duke

1923 - 2015

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Geoffrey Ernest Duke (29 March 1923 – 1 May 2015) was a British multiple motorcycle Grand Prix road racing world champion. Born in St. Helens, Lancashire, after retirement from competition he was a businessman based in the Isle of Man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoff Duke has received more than 126,486 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Geoff Duke is the 225th most popular racing driver (up from 243rd in 2019), the 2,668th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,464th in 2019) and the 39th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Geoff Duke ranks 225 out of 888Before him are Alex Soler-Roig, JJ Lehto, Ricardo Zunino, Tim Schenken, Luca Badoer, and Peter Gethin. After him are Rudi Fischer, Peter Walker, Philippe Streiff, Derek Bell, Carl Scarborough, and Umberto Maglioli.

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Among people born in 1923, Geoff Duke ranks 222Before him are Simeon ten Holt, Vladimir Basov, Giuseppe Rotunno, Juvenal Amarijo, Primo Nebiolo, and Gordon R. Dickson. After him are Octavio Lepage, Patrick Hillery, Betsy Blair, Harold Gould, William Windom, and Patrick Moore. Among people deceased in 2015, Geoff Duke ranks 207Before him are Richard Johnson, Charles Pasqua, Giacomo Biffi, Henri Coppens, Karl-Erik Palmér, and Ahmed Chalabi. After him are Fred Thompson, Ron Clarke, Ants Antson, Xu Caihou, Betsy Palmer, and Dinkha IV.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Geoff Duke ranks 2,668 out of 6,924Before him are Graham McTavish (1961), Daniel Jones (1881), George Albert Smith (1864), Æthelheard of Wessex (750), John Scott Haldane (1860), and Ronald Fairbairn (1889). After him are Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880), Robert W. Paul (1869), Madeleine Carroll (1906), Howard Marks (1945), John Byng (1704), and Anthony Phillips (1951).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Geoff Duke ranks 39Before him are Johnny Herbert (1964), Colin McRae (1968), Tony Brise (1952), Vic Elford (1935), John Taylor (1933), and Peter Gethin (1940). After him are Peter Walker (1912), Derek Bell (1941), Derek Warwick (1954), Martin Donnelly (1964), Lance Macklin (1919), and George Abecassis (1913).