Jean Behra

1921 - 1959

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Jean Marie Behra (16 February 1921 – 1 August 1959) was a Formula One driver who raced for the Gordini, Maserati, BRM, Ferrari and Porsche teams. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Behra has received more than 73,579 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jean Behra is the 84th most popular racing driver (down from 77th in 2019), the 1,988th most popular biography from France (down from 1,737th in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Jean Behra ranks 84 out of 888. Before him are Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Carlo Ubbiali, Jo Schlesser, Jacques Villeneuve, José Froilán González, and Piers Courage. After him are David Purley, Elio de Angelis, Arturo Merzario, Tom Pryce, Alfonso de Portago, and Luigi Musso.

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Among people born in 1921, Jean Behra ranks 110Before him are Hannah Szenes, Wolfgang Lotz, Shin Kyuk-ho, Géza Anda, Maurice Richard, and Betty Friedan. After him are Giovanni Benelli, Manitas de Plata, Paddy Roy Bates, Ariel Ramírez, Alex Haley, and Nobuo Matsunaga. Among people deceased in 1959, Jean Behra ranks 52Before him are Albert Ketèlbey, Ethel Barrymore, Victor McLaglen, Zhang Jinghui, Benjamin Péret, and George Reeves. After him are Max Baer, Grock, Karl Mauss, William Halsey Jr., Barthélemy Boganda, and Curt Sachs.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Behra ranks 1,988 out of 5,234. Before him are François-Marie Raoult (1830), Philippe Quinault (1635), Maurice Sarrail (1856), Maurice de Broglie (1875), Jean Bruller (1902), and Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1597). After him are François Blondel (1618), Omar Sy (1978), Étienne Méhul (1763), Marguerite Long (1874), François-Édouard Picot (1786), and William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (935).


Among racing drivers born in France, Jean Behra ranks 14Before him are Patrick Depailler (1944), Michèle Mouton (1951), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Jean Alesi (1964), Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937), and Jo Schlesser (1928). After him are Patrick Tambay (1949), Paul Frère (1917), Henri Pescarolo (1942), Guy Ligier (1930), Jean-Pierre Jarier (1946), and Sébastien Loeb (1974).