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Pierre Levegh

1905 - 1955

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Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin (22 December 1905 – 11 June 1955) was a French sportsman and racing driver. He took the racing name Pierre Levegh [ləvɛk] in memory of his uncle, a pioneering driver who died in 1904. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Levegh has received more than 330,068 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Pierre Levegh is the 65th most popular racing driver (down from 53rd in 2019), the 1,599th most popular biography from France (down from 1,502nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Pierre Levegh ranks 65 out of 888Before him are Colin McRae, Patrick Depailler, Alan Jones, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Michele Alboreto, and Rubens Barrichello. After him are Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Alfonso de Portago, Peter Collins, Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodríguez, and Mike Hailwood.

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Among people born in 1905, Pierre Levegh ranks 67Before him are Daniil Kharms, Enrique Ballestrero, Dhyan Chand, James J. Braddock, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, and Erika Mann. After him are Wolfram Sievers, Joseph Kosma, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Erich Naumann, Eugen Fink, and Gareth Jones. Among people deceased in 1955, Pierre Levegh ranks 41Before him are Yves Tanguy, Garegin Nzhdeh, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Alexandros Papagos, and Léon Werth. After him are Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein, Theda Bara, Max Pechstein, Nicolas de Staël, Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, and Henri Delaunay.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Levegh ranks 1,599 out of 6,011Before him are Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Michel Debré (1912), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), Kylian Mbappé (1998), and Philippe Soupault (1897). After him are Raymond Poulidor (1936), Adela of Normandy (1065), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), Marcel Renault (1872), Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (1491), and Louis Le Prince (1841).


Among racing drivers born in France, Pierre Levegh ranks 8Before him are Jean Todt (1946), François Cevert (1944), René Arnoux (1948), Jacques Laffite (1943), Didier Pironi (1952), and Patrick Depailler (1944). After him are Jean Alesi (1964), Michèle Mouton (1951), Jean Behra (1921), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Sébastien Loeb (1974), and Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937).