Raymond Sommer

1906 - 1950

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Raymond Sommer (31 August 1906 – 10 September 1950) was a French motor racing driver. He raced both before and after WWII with some success, particularly in endurance racing. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in both 1932 and 1933, and although he did not reach the finishing line in any subsequent appearance at the Le Mans, he did lead each event until 1938. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Sommer has received more than 47,234 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Raymond Sommer is the 159th most popular racing driver (down from 154th in 2019), the 2,816th most popular biography from France (down from 2,534th in 2019) and the 24th most popular French Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Raymond Sommer ranks 159 out of 888Before him are Stefan Bellof, Geki, Robert Kubica, Richie Ginther, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Carel Godin de Beaufort. After him are Jenson Button, Gerhard Mitter, Robert Manzon, Stefan Johansson, Renzo Zorzi, and Bob Anderson.

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Among people born in 1906, Raymond Sommer ranks 147Before him are Ladislao Vajda, Vitaly Abalakov, Francis Hong Yong-ho, Jørgen Juve, Andrei Kirilenko, and Missak Manouchian. After him are Artur Lundkvist, Joan Hickson, Renate Müller, Zinka Milanov, J. R. Jayewardene, and Flávio Costa. Among people deceased in 1950, Raymond Sommer ranks 82Before him are Al Jolson, Arturo Alessandri, Nikolai Luzin, Miklós Bánffy, Ernst Wiechert, and Gustaf John Ramstedt. After him are Lev Berg, Alexandru Vaida-Voevod, Melitta Bentz, Alma Karlin, Edward Arthur Milne, and Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao.

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Among people born in France, Raymond Sommer ranks 2,816 out of 5,234Before him are Favorinus (85), Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (1730), Thomas Corneille (1625), Georges Marchais (1920), Adrien-Henri de Jussieu (1797), and Just Jaeckin (1940). After him are Odo I, Count of Blois (950), Valery Larbaud (1881), Félix Bracquemond (1833), Richard Bohringer (1942), Fernando Ocáriz Braña (1944), and Pierre Nicole (1625).


Among racing drivers born in France, Raymond Sommer ranks 24Before him are Guy Ligier (1930), Jean-Pierre Jarier (1946), Sébastien Loeb (1974), Jean-Louis Schlesser (1948), Olivier Panis (1966), and Louis Rosier (1905). After him are Robert Manzon (1917), Johnny Servoz-Gavin (1942), Didier Auriol (1958), Toulo de Graffenried (1914), Thierry Sabine (1949), and Jules Bianchi (1989).