Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987

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Rudolf Krause (30 March 1907 – 11 April 1987) was a racing driver from East Germany. Born in Reichenbach im Vogtland, Krause is mainly known as one of the leading sportsmen in motor racing in Formula Two, during his career between 1927 and 1954, beside other Formula Two drivers like Hans Stuck. In 1952 and 1953 he participated in two World Championship Grands Prix. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Krause has received more than 15,654 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Rudolf Krause is the 511th most popular racing driver (down from 490th in 2019), the 4,127th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,040th in 2019) and the 41st most popular German Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Rudolf Krause ranks 511 out of 888Before him are Christian Danner, Gimax, Ernie Pieterse, Torsten Palm, Jackie Pretorius, and Toni Ulmen. After him are Norifumi Abe, Brian Naylor, Pierre Gasly, Carlos Sainz Jr., Helmut Niedermayr, and Jimmy Stewart.

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Among people born in 1907, Rudolf Krause ranks 288Before him are Barbara Kent, Alan Reed, Constantino Urbieta Sosa, Isabel Jewell, Jules Roy, and Hassler Whitney. After him are Jacques Barzun, Mike Mazurki, Mildred Bailey, Bill Holland, Kate Smith, and Paul Nitze. Among people deceased in 1987, Rudolf Krause ranks 190Before him are William J. Casey, Oscar Casanovas, James Coco, Viola Dana, Marc Aaronson, and Óscar Bonfiglio. After him are Bayard Rustin, Priscilla Dean, John Qualen, Alice Terry, Ernő Goldfinger, and Meena Keshwar Kamal.

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Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Krause ranks 4,127 out of 5,289Before him are Anaid Iplicjian (1935), Christian Danner (1958), Dieter Eilts (1964), Niklas Süle (1995), Toni Ulmen (1906), and Rick J. Jordan (1968). After him are Tobias Sammet (1977), Stefan Schwarzmann (1965), Manfred Manglitz (1940), Christoph Gudermann (1798), Ozan Güven (1975), and Helmut Niedermayr (1915).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Rudolf Krause ranks 41Before him are Joachim Winkelhock (1960), Günther Bechem (1921), Theo Helfrich (1913), Josef Peters (1914), Christian Danner (1958), and Toni Ulmen (1906). After him are Helmut Niedermayr (1915), Oswald Karch (1917), Ernst Klodwig (1903), Markus Winkelhock (1980), Nelson Piquet Jr. (1985), and Volker Weidler (1962).