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Jo Schlesser

1928 - 1968

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Joseph Théodule Marie Schlesser (18 May 1928 – 7 July 1968) was a French Formula One and sports car racing driver. He participated in three World Championship Grands Prix, including the 1968 French Grand Prix in which he was killed. He scored no championship points. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jo Schlesser has received more than 183,540 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Jo Schlesser is the 108th most popular racing driver (down from 80th in 2019), the 2,183rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,914th in 2019) and the 21st most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Jo Schlesser ranks 108 out of 888Before him are Felipe Massa, Ralf Schumacher, Paul Belmondo, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Paul Frère, and Henri Pescarolo. After him are David Coulthard, Nico Rosberg, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Henri Toivonen, Jarno Saarinen, and Ludovico Scarfiotti.

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Among people born in 1928, Jo Schlesser ranks 156Before him are Peter Naur, Joseph Kittinger, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Alexis Korner, Anne Sexton, and Ulric Neisser. After him are Bob Cousy, Ralph Waite, Héctor Rial, Pancho Gonzales, Adrian Frutiger, and Pavel Kohout. Among people deceased in 1968, Jo Schlesser ranks 70Before him are Mario Roatta, Wes Montgomery, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Ryszard Siwiec, Augustin Bea, and Hans Cramer. After him are Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, István Dobi, Chester Carlson, Soraya Tarzi, Charles Munch, and Ludovico Scarfiotti.

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Among people born in France, Jo Schlesser ranks 2,183 out of 6,011Before him are Paul Frère (1917), Amandus (600), Jean Prouvé (1901), Henri Pescarolo (1942), Francis Jammes (1868), and David d'Angers (1788). After him are Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876), Fulk I, Count of Anjou (870), Ernst Robert Curtius (1886), Raymonde de Laroche (1882), Adelaide of Paris (850), and Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail (1829).


Among racing drivers born in France, Jo Schlesser ranks 21Before him are Patrick Tambay (1949), Thierry Sabine (1949), Paul Belmondo (1963), Jean-Louis Schlesser (1948), Paul Frère (1917), and Henri Pescarolo (1942). After him are Jean-Pierre Jarier (1946), Guy Ligier (1930), Stéphane Peterhansel (1965), Louis Rosier (1905), Didier Auriol (1958), and Raymond Sommer (1906).