Ip Man

1893 - 1972

Ip Man

Ip Man, also known as Yip Man, (Chinese: 葉問; 1 October 1893 – 2 December 1972) was a Hong Kong martial artist and a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ip Man has received more than 6,035,668 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular martial arts.

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Among martial arts, Ip Man ranks 1 out of 74After him are Gichin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba, Kanō Jigorō, Mas Oyama, Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, Trưng Sisters, Kenwa Mabuni, Choi Hong Hi, Chōjun Miyagi, and Ankō Itosu.

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Among people born in 1893, Ip Man ranks 5Before him are Mao Zedong, Hermann Göring, Joan Miró, and Joachim von Ribbentrop. After him are Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Walter Ulbricht, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Carol II of Romania, Harold Lloyd, and Draža Mihailović. Among people deceased in 1972, Ip Man ranks 3Before him are Harry S. Truman and M. C. Escher. After him are Yasunari Kawabata, Edward VIII, Ezra Pound, Frederick IX of Denmark, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ip Man ranks 25 out of 921Before him are Zhuge Liang (181), Guan Yu (162), Xuanzang (602), Mencius (-372), Xi Jinping (1953), and Wu Zetian (624). After him are Du Fu (712), Kangxi Emperor (1654), Hu Jintao (1942), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Zhuang Zhou (-369), and Yongle Emperor (1360).


Among martial arts born in China, Ip Man ranks 1After him are Wong Fei-hung (1925), Huo Yuanjia (1868), and Trưng Sisters (12).

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