Ove Andersson

1938 - 2008

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Ove Andersson (3 January 1938 – 11 June 2008), nicknamed Påven ("the Pope"), was a Swedish rally driver and the first head of Toyota's F1 programme. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ove Andersson has received more than 56,306 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Ove Andersson is the 129th most popular racing driver (down from 116th in 2019), the 332nd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 326th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ove Andersson ranks 129 out of 888Before him are John Watson, Markku Alén, Stuart Lewis-Evans, Ignazio Giunti, Onofre Marimón, and Alan Stacey. After him are Giancarlo Fisichella, Guy Ligier, Rolf Stommelen, Reine Wisell, Riccardo Paletti, and Willy Mairesse.

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Among people born in 1938, Ove Andersson ranks 172Before him are Ronny Cox, Jan Assmann, Paul Andreu, Andrey Myagkov, Dennis Oppenheim, and Myechyslaw Hryb. After him are Mohammed Gammoudi, Violetta Villas, Philippe Nahon, Lee Morgan, Astrid Kirchherr, and Per Kirkeby. Among people deceased in 2008, Ove Andersson ranks 100Before him are Suzanne Pleshette, Kon Ichikawa, David Ausubel, Nouhak Phoumsavanh, John Phillip Law, and Dee Dee Warwick. After him are Leyla Gencer, Mate Parlov, Marie Smith Jones, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, Fred Sinowatz, and Eva Dahlbeck.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ove Andersson ranks 332 out of 1,612Before him are Carl Gustaf von Rosen (1909), Lennart Skoglund (1929), Olof Thunberg (1925), Louis Gerhard De Geer (1818), Frans G. Bengtsson (1894), and Sophia Albertina, Abbess of Quedlinburg (1753). After him are Ove Kindvall (1943), Hjalmar Hammarskjöld (1862), Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (1767), Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (1982), Joe Hill (1879), and Eric Lemming (1880).


Among racing drivers born in Sweden, Ove Andersson ranks 6Before him are Keke Rosberg (1948), Ronnie Peterson (1944), Björn Waldegård (1943), Jo Bonnier (1930), and Stig Blomqvist (1946). After him are Reine Wisell (1941), Stefan Johansson (1956), Gunnar Nilsson (1948), Kent Andersson (1942), Conny Andersson (1939), and Torsten Palm (1947).