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With 174 biographies, Fencers are the 53rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Psychologists, Gymnasts, and Comic Artists.

Pantheon has 174 people classified as fencers born between 1862 and 1995. Of these 174, 127 (72.99%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living fencers include Elena Belova, Viktor Zhdanovich, and Olga Szabó-Orbán. The most famous deceased fencers include Nedo Nadi, Edoardo Mangiarotti, and Helene Mayer. As of October 2020, 44 new fencers have been added to Pantheon including János Garay, Attila Petschauer, and Gaston Alibert.

Living Fencers

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Newly Added Fencers (2020)

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Most fencers were born in France (28), Italy (24), and Russia (21). By city, the most common birth places were Budapest (14), Moscow (6), and Milan (5).The most common death places of fencers were France (11), Hungary (10), and Italy (4). By city, these were Budapest (10), Paris (6), and City of Brussels (2).

The earliest biographies classified as fencers in Pantheon are Louis Perrée, Georges de la Falaise, and Émile Coste.  The concentration of fencers was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier fencers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Fencers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Fencers since 1700.

Fencers are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Tennis Players.