Duke Kahanamoku

1890 - 1968

Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was a Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. He was born towards the end of the Kingdom of Hawaii, just before the overthrow, living into statehood as a United States citizen. He was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Duke Kahanamoku has received more than 2,175,951 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 4 out of 308Before him are Johnny Weissmuller, Mark Spitz, and Michael Phelps. After him are Alfréd Hajós, Rie Mastenbroek, Gertrude Ederle, Henry Taylor, Arne Borg, Katalin Szőke, Don Schollander, and Judit Temes.

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Among people born in 1890, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 80Before him are Robert Stroud, Walter Weiß, Seiichi Itō, Jelly Roll Morton, Yoshio Nishina, and Zeki Velidi Togan. After him are Elpidio Quirino, Sarah Aaronsohn, Louis Delluc, Solomon Mikhoels, Victoria Ocampo, and Milunka Savić. Among people deceased in 1968, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 68Before him are R. Norris Williams, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Camille Huysmans, Hitoshi Imamura, and Santos Iriarte. After him are Fyodor Okhlopkov, Herbert Read, Jean Hyppolite, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Ryszard Siwiec, and Charles Munch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 2,377 out of 12,171Before him are Daniel Inouye (1924), Katharine Ross (1940), Doris Hart (1925), William Joyce (1906), G. W. Bailey (1944), and James Henry Breasted (1865). After him are Conchata Ferrell (1943), Geraldine Page (1924), Gloria Grahame (1923), Anne Sexton (1928), Robert Indiana (1928), and Debra Winger (1955).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Duke Kahanamoku ranks 3Before him are Mark Spitz (1950) and Michael Phelps (1985). After him are Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), Albina Osipowich (1911), Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), Clarke Scholes (1930), Bill Smith (1924), Helene Madison (1913), and Matt Biondi (1965).