Rudolf Caracciola

1901 - 1959

Rudolf Caracciola

Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola (30 January 1901 – 28 September 1959) was a racing driver from Remagen, Germany. He won the European Drivers' Championship, the pre-1950 equivalent of the modern Formula One World Championship, an unsurpassed three times. He also won the European Hillclimbing Championship three times – twice in sports cars, and once in Grand Prix cars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Caracciola has received more than 219,918 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 59th most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 59 out of 782Before him are Patrick Depailler, Didier Pironi, Jacques Laffite, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Lucien Bianchi, and Vittorio Brambilla. After him are René Arnoux, Jo Siffert, Tom Pryce, Riccardo Patrese, Alan Jones, and Lewis Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1901, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 74Before him are Raimundo Orsi, Mildred Harris, Hans Kammler, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Barbara Cartland, and Eric Voegelin. After him are Nicola Abbagnano, Ödön von Horváth, Nina Berberova, Yang Kaihui, Robert J. Van de Graaff, and Jean Prouvé. Among people deceased in 1959, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 37Before him are Alfred Kubin, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Edmond Debeaumarché, Sidney Bechet, and Sisavang Vong. After him are Raphael Lemkin, Cecil B. DeMille, D. F. Malan, Barthélemy Boganda, Ichirō Hatoyama, and Lester Young.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 1,273 out of 3,763Before him are Dettmar Cramer (1925), Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1700), Beno Gutenberg (1889), Jost Gippert (1956), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), and Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799). After him are Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1719), Albert Lortzing (1801), Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778), Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732), Georg Kaiser (1878), and Otto Ernst Remer (1912).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Rudolf Caracciola ranks 3Before him are Michael Schumacher (1969) and Jochen Rindt (1942). After him are Sebastian Vettel (1987), Walter Röhrl (1947), Jochen Mass (1946), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Rolf Stommelen (1943), Nico Rosberg (1985), Hans Herrmann (1928), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1967), and Karl Kling (1910).

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