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Louis Chiron

1899 - 1979

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Louis Alexandre Chiron (3 August 1899 – 22 June 1979) was a Monégasque racing driver who competed in rallies, sports car races, and Grands Prix. Among the greatest drivers between the two World Wars, his career embraced over thirty years, starting in 1927, and ending at the end of the 1950s. He is still the oldest driver ever to have finished in Formula One, having taken 6th place in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix when he was 55. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Chiron has received more than 366,481 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Louis Chiron is the 45th most popular racing driver (down from 42nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Monaco and the most popular Monegasque Racing Driver.

Louis Chiron is most famous for being the oldest living Formula One driver. He was born in 1899 and died in 1999.

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Among racing drivers, Louis Chiron ranks 45 out of 888Before him are Kimi Räikkönen, Jody Scheckter, Denny Hulme, Phil Hill, Valentino Rossi, and Damon Hill. After him are Lorenzo Bandini, Wolfgang von Trips, René Arnoux, Hannu Mikkola, Jacques Laffite, and Didier Pironi.

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Among people born in 1899, Louis Chiron ranks 46Before him are Charles Laughton, James Cagney, Suzanne Lenglen, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Ludwig Guttmann, and Kazi Nazrul Islam. After him are Sobhuza II, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Lev Kuleshov, Henri Michaux, Lao She, and Macfarlane Burnet. Among people deceased in 1979, Louis Chiron ranks 40Before him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Peggy Guggenheim, Mary Pickford, Pier Luigi Nervi, Nicholas Ray, and Edvard Kardelj. After him are Giulio Natta, Feodor Lynen, Otto Robert Frisch, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, and Abul A'la Maududi.

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In Monaco

Among people born in Monaco, Louis Chiron ranks 5 out of 30Before him are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1923), Albert II, Prince of Monaco (1958), Caroline, Princess of Hanover (1957), and Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach (1864). After him are Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (1965), Louis I, Prince of Monaco (1642), Léo Ferré (1916), Charles I, Lord of Monaco (1300), Franz Schreker (1878), Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco (1697), and Ercole, Lord of Monaco (1562).


Among racing drivers born in Monaco, Louis Chiron ranks 1After him are Charles Leclerc (1997) and Olivier Beretta (1969).