Jo Schlesser

1928 - 1968

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Joseph 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 142,809 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jo Schlesser is the 80th most popular racing driver (down from 73rd in 2019), the 1,917th most popular biography from France (down from 1,708th in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Jo Schlesser ranks 80 out of 888Before him are Michele Alboreto, Sebastian Vettel, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Jochen Mass, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, and Carlo Ubbiali. After him are Jacques Villeneuve, José Froilán González, Piers Courage, Jean Behra, David Purley, and Elio de Angelis.

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Among people born in 1928, Jo Schlesser ranks 136Before him are Mihály Lantos, Dick York, Fidel Ramos, Adrian Frutiger, Humberto Maturana, and Paul Elvstrøm. After him are Sisavath Keobounphanh, Donald Judd, Laurence Harvey, Emilio Caprile, Ann Morgan Guilbert, and László Budai. Among people deceased in 1968, Jo Schlesser ranks 60Before him are Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Duke Kahanamoku, Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, Franz Pfeffer von Salomon, and Tsuguharu Foujita. After him are Hitoshi Imamura, Fedor Tokarev, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, R. Norris Williams, and Augustin Bea.

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Among people born in France, Jo Schlesser ranks 1,917 out of 5,234Before him are Gaston Planté (1834), Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754), Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier (1605), Marquis de Custine (1790), Claude Gensac (1927), and Christophe (1945). After him are Alain Juppé (1945), Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805), Sacha Distel (1933), Maurice Duruflé (1902), Nicolas de Largillière (1656), and Louis François Joseph, Prince of Conti (1734).


Among racing drivers born in France, Jo Schlesser ranks 13Before him are Didier Pironi (1952), Patrick Depailler (1944), Michèle Mouton (1951), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Jean Alesi (1964), and Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937). After him are Jean Behra (1921), Patrick Tambay (1949), Paul Frère (1917), Henri Pescarolo (1942), Guy Ligier (1930), and Jean-Pierre Jarier (1946).