Duke Kahanamoku

1890 - 1968

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Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was a competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. A Native Hawaiian, he was born to a minor noble family less than three years before the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. He lived to see the territory's admission as a state, and became a United States citizen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Duke Kahanamoku has received more than 2,389,132 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Duke Kahanamoku is the 3rd most popular swimmer (up from 4th in 2019), the 2,104th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,377th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 3 out of 392Before him are Johnny Weissmuller and Mark Spitz. After him are Michael Phelps, Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Arne Borg, Henry Taylor, Don Schollander, Ann Curtis, Roland Matthes, and Rie Mastenbroek.

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Among people born in 1890, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 69Before him are Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Géza Lakatos, Jacobus Oud, Konstantin Melnikov, Bechara El Khoury, and Jelly Roll Morton. After him are Walter Weiß, Béla Miklós, Edwin Howard Armstrong, Bacha Khan, Sarah Aaronsohn, and Seiichi Itō. Among people deceased in 1968, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 56Before him are Upton Sinclair, Rezső Seress, Wes Montgomery, Thomas Merton, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, and Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz. After him are Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, Franz Pfeffer von Salomon, Tsuguharu Foujita, Jo Schlesser, Hitoshi Imamura, and Fedor Tokarev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 2,104 out of 15,968Before him are Mary Steenburgen (1953), Matthew Broderick (1962), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Louise Brooks (1906), Gigi Hadid (1995), and Charles Barkley (1963). After him are Gabriel Macht (1972), Paul Wolfowitz (1943), Ivy Lee (1877), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), and Michael Bolton (1953).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 2Before him are Mark Spitz (1950). After him are Michael Phelps (1985), Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), Charles Daniels (1885), George Kojac (1910), Clarke Scholes (1930), Helene Madison (1913), and Matt Biondi (1965).