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 318,758 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Louis Chiron is the 42nd most popular racing driver (down from 34th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Monaco (down from 4th in 2019) 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 42 out of 888Before him are Lella Lombardi, François Cevert, Phil Hill, Fernando Alonso, Denny Hulme, and Valentino Rossi. After him are Gerhard Berger, Damon Hill, Lorenzo Bandini, Tazio Nuvolari, Jody Scheckter, and Wolfgang von Trips.

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Among people born in 1899, Louis Chiron ranks 56Before him are Henri Michaux, Takashi Kawanishi, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Lao She, Louis Hjelmslev, and Aksel Sandemose. After him are Leo Strauss, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Brassaï, Alma Reville, Fritz Bayerlein, and Nadezhda Mandelstam. Among people deceased in 1979, Louis Chiron ranks 45Before him are Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Feodor Lynen, Pier Luigi Nervi, Giulio Natta, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Nicholas Ray. After him are Conrad Hilton, Mamie Eisenhower, Yukio Tsuda, Stein Rokkan, Alfredo Ottaviani, and Otto Robert Frisch.

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In Monaco

Among people born in Monaco, Louis Chiron ranks 5 out of 25Before him are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1923), Albert II, Prince of Monaco (1958), Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach (1864), and Caroline, Princess of Hanover (1957). After him are Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco (1697), Léo Ferré (1916), Louis I, Prince of Monaco (1642), Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (1965), Franz Schreker (1878), Honoré II, Prince of Monaco (1597), and Charles I, Lord of Monaco (1300).


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