MARTIAL ARTS

Ankō Itosu

1831 - 1915

Ankō Itosu

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, although this title is also often given to Gichin Funakoshi because the latter spread karate throughout Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ankō Itosu has received more than 116,077 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular martial arts.

Memorability Metrics

  • 120k

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  • 54.09

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MARTIAL ARTS

Among martial arts, Ankō Itosu ranks 12 out of 74Before him are Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, Trưng Sisters, Kenwa Mabuni, Choi Hong Hi, and Chōjun Miyagi. After him are Hélio Gracie, Masatoshi Nakayama, Higaonna Kanryō, Conor McGregor, Motobu Chōki, and Cynthia Rothrock.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1831, Ankō Itosu ranks 36Before him are Nikolai Ge, Anna Leonowens, Peter Nicolai Arbo, Daniele Comboni, Ludvig Nobel, and Prince August, Duke of Dalarna. After him are Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, George Pullman, Othniel Charles Marsh, Princess Helena of Nassau, and Wilhelm Raabe. Among people deceased in 1915, Ankō Itosu ranks 35Before him are Anton von Werner, Morgan Robertson, Nadežda Petrović, I. L. Peretz, Konstantin Makovsky, and Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria. After him are Theodor Leschetizky, Friedrich Loeffler, Sandford Fleming, Carlos Finlay, Karl Lamprecht, and Walter Crane.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Ankō Itosu ranks 549 out of 3,113Before him are Yoshiro Nakamatsu (1928), Akira Matsunaga (1914), Kiyoo Kanda (null), Yoshio Nishina (1890), Daisaku Ikeda (1928), and Yoshio Fujiwara (null). After him are Ogata Kōrin (1658), Hidetoshi Nakata (1977), Eiji Tsuburaya (1901), Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859), Mitsuo Kamata (1937), and Yoshida Kenkō (1283).

Among MARTIAL ARTS In Japan

Among martial arts born in Japan, Ankō Itosu ranks 6Before him are Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Kenwa Mabuni (1889), and Chōjun Miyagi (1888). After him are Masatoshi Nakayama (1913), Higaonna Kanryō (1853), and Koichi Tohei (1920).

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