Huo Yuanjia

1868 - 1910

Huo Yuanjia

Huo Yuanjia (18 January 1868 – 9 August 1910), courtesy name Junqing, was a Chinese martial artist and a co-founder of the Chin Woo Athletic Association, a martial arts school in Shanghai. A practitioner of the martial art mizongyi, Huo is considered a hero in China for defeating foreign fighters in highly publicised matches at a time when Chinese sovereignty was being eroded by foreign imperialism, concessions and spheres of influence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Huo Yuanjia has received more than 795,582 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular martial arts.

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Among martial arts, Huo Yuanjia ranks 7 out of 74Before him are Ip Man, Gichin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba, Kanō Jigorō, Mas Oyama, and Wong Fei-hung. After him are Trưng Sisters, Kenwa Mabuni, Choi Hong Hi, Chōjun Miyagi, Ankō Itosu, and Hélio Gracie.

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Among people born in 1868, Huo Yuanjia ranks 26Before him are Theodore William Richards, Gustav Meyrink, Felix Hoffmann, Scott Joplin, Dietrich Eckart, and Vittorio Monti. After him are Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Edmond Rostand, August Horch, Josephine Bakhita, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, and Charles Maurras. Among people deceased in 1910, Huo Yuanjia ranks 19Before him are Chulalongkorn, Marius Petipa, Johann Gottfried Galle, Luigi Lucheni, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Léon Walras. After him are William Holman Hunt, Pauline Viardot, Carl Reinecke, An Jung-geun, Jules Renard, and Elizabeth Blackwell.

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Among people born in China, Huo Yuanjia ranks 151 out of 921Before him are King Wen of Zhou (-1112), Soong Ching-ling (1893), Huang Zhong (148), Yang Shangkun (1907), Hong Xiuquan (1814), and Emperor Renzong of Song (1010). After him are Jingtai Emperor (1428), Hyeonjong of Joseon (1641), Jin Yong (1924), Li Xiannian (1909), Taichang Emperor (1582), and Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895).


Among martial arts born in China, Huo Yuanjia ranks 3Before him are Ip Man (1893) and Wong Fei-hung (1925). After him are Trưng Sisters (12).

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