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Juan Manuel Fangio

1911 - 1995

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Juan Manuel Fangio (American Spanish: [ˈfaŋxjo], Italian: [ˈfandʒo]; 24 June 1911 – 17 July 1995), nicknamed El Chueco ("the bowlegged" or "bandy legged one") or El Maestro ("The Master" or "The Teacher"), was an Argentine racing car driver. He dominated the first decade of Formula One racing, winning the World Drivers' Championship five times.From childhood, he abandoned his studies to pursue auto mechanics. In 1938, he debuted in Turismo Carretera, competing in a Ford V8. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan Manuel Fangio has received more than 2,235,068 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Juan Manuel Fangio is the 5th most popular racing driver (down from 3rd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Argentinean Racing Driver.

Juan Manuel Fangio is most famous for being the first Formula One driver to win five world championships.

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Among racing drivers, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 5 out of 888Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, and Ayrton Senna. After him are James Hunt, Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, and Alberto Ascari.

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Among people born in 1911, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 7Before him are Ronald Reagan, Josef Mengele, Baba Vanga, Konstantin Chernenko, Georges Pompidou, and Naguib Mahfouz. After him are Emil Cioran, Władysław Szpilman, Nino Rota, William Golding, Todor Zhivkov, and Võ Nguyên Giáp. Among people deceased in 1995, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 3Before him are Yitzhak Rabin and Gilles Deleuze. After him are Emil Cioran, Harold Wilson, Emmanuel Levinas, Michael Ende, Eugene Wigner, Konrad Zuse, Gunnar Nordahl, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Mikhail Botvinnik.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 10 out of 1,019Before him are Diego Maradona (1960), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Daniel Barenboim (1942), Astor Piazzolla (1921), and Juan Perón (1895). After him are Martha Argerich (1941), Lionel Messi (1987), Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), José de San Martín (1778), and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (1953).

Among RACING DRIVERS In Argentina

Among racing drivers born in Argentina, Juan Manuel Fangio ranks 1After him are Carlos Reutemann (1942), José Froilán González (1922), Onofre Marimón (1923), Alejandro de Tomaso (1928), Ricardo Zunino (1949), Clemar Bucci (1920), Alberto Crespo (1920), Pablo Birger (1924), Roberto Bonomi (1919), Oscar Alfredo Gálvez (1913), and Carlos Menditeguy (1914).