MARTIAL ARTS

Ankō Itosu

1831 - 1915

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Ankō Itosu (糸洲 安恒, Okinawan: Ichiji Ankō, Japanese: Itosu Ankō, 1831 – 11 March 1915) is considered by many the father of modern karate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ankō Itosu has received more than 195,974 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ankō Itosu is the 11th most popular martial arts, the 554th most popular biography from Japan (up from 568th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Martial Arts.

Memorability Metrics

  • 200k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ankō Itosus by language

Over the past year Ankō Itosu has had the most page views in the with 20,251 views, followed by Japanese (6,200), and Spanish (4,764). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (41.49%), Catalan (30.95%), and Egyptian Arabic (30.30%)

Among MARTIAL ARTS

Among martial arts, Ankō Itosu ranks 11 out of 179Before him are Mas Oyama, Huo Yuanjia, Wong Fei-hung, Randy Couture, Linda Lee Cadwell, and Choi Hong Hi. After him are Kenwa Mabuni, Conor McGregor, Andy Hug, Chōjun Miyagi, Hélio Gracie, and Masatoshi Nakayama.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1831, Ankō Itosu ranks 37Before him are Ludvig Nobel, Nikolai Ge, Paul Durand-Ruel, Anna Leonowens, George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Othniel Charles Marsh. After him are Princess Helena of Nassau, Siegfried Marcus, Philip Sheridan, Peter Nicolai Arbo, Daniele Comboni, and David Edward Hughes. Among people deceased in 1915, Ankō Itosu ranks 34Before him are Adèle Hugo, Karl Goldmark, Anna Leonowens, Julius von Payer, I. L. Peretz, and Oswald Külpe. After him are Hans Gross, Theodor Leschetizky, Vazha-Pshavela, Mubarak Al-Sabah, Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild, and François Faber.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Ankō Itosu ranks 554 out of 6,245Before him are Emperor Go-Ichijō (1008), Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123), Takeo Miki (1907), Masayoshi Ōhira (1910), Shibata Katsuie (1522), and Fumihito, Prince Akishino (1965). After him are Jiro Taniguchi (1947), Ken Kutaragi (1950), Hosokawa Gracia (1563), Gosho Aoyama (1963), Mikio Naruse (1905), and Kiyosi Itô (1915).

Among MARTIAL ARTS In Japan

Among martial arts born in Japan, Ankō Itosu ranks 4Before him are Kanō Jigorō (1860), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), and Morihei Ueshiba (1883). After him are Kenwa Mabuni (1889), Chōjun Miyagi (1888), Masatoshi Nakayama (1913), Higaonna Kanryō (1853), Hironori Ōtsuka (1892), Motobu Chōki (1870), Koichi Tohei (1920), and Matsumura Sōkon (1809).