Wong Fei-hung

1925 - 1925

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Wong Fei-hung (born Wong Sek-cheung with the courtesy name Tat-wun; 9 July 1847 – 17 April 1925) was a Chinese martial artist, physician, and folk hero. His recent fame was due to becoming the subject of numerous martial arts films and television series. Even though he was considered an expert in the Hung Ga style of Chinese martial arts, his real public fame was as a physician, who practiced and taught acupuncture, Dit Da and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine in the now famous Po Chi Lam (寶芝林; 宝芝林; Bǎozhīlín; Bou2-zi1-lam4), a medical clinic in Canton (Guangzhou), Kwangtung Province (Guangdong). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wong Fei-hung has received more than 1,182,929 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Wong Fei-hung is the 6th most popular martial arts, the 162nd most popular biography from China (down from 116th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Martial Arts.

Wong Fei-hung was a famous Chinese martial artist and physician in the Qing Dynasty. He is most famous for his skills in the martial arts, and for being a doctor.

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Among martial arts, Wong Fei-hung ranks 6 out of 118Before him are Kanō Jigorō, Ip Man, Gichin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba, and Mas Oyama. After him are Huo Yuanjia, Choi Hong Hi, Conor McGregor, Ankō Itosu, Masatoshi Nakayama, and Kenwa Mabuni.

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Among people born in 1925, Wong Fei-hung ranks 36Before him are Robert Edwards, Douglas Engelbart, Ananda Mahidol, Paul Mauriat, Nílton Santos, and Rod Steiger. After him are Peter Brook, Robert Altman, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Andrea Camilleri, Bert Hellinger, and Ernst Happel. Among people deceased in 1925, Wong Fei-hung ranks 18Before him are Josef Breuer, Mikhail Frunze, Alexander Friedmann, Camille Flammarion, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, and Percy Fawcett. After him are George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Władysław Reymont, Johann Palisa, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, and Vincenzo Peruggia.

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Among people born in China, Wong Fei-hung ranks 162 out of 1,392Before him are Li Zicheng (1606), Hongzhi Emperor (1470), Jack Ma (1964), Khorloogiin Choibalsan (1895), Cao Rui (205), and Zhu De (1886). After him are Zhang Liao (169), Wang Jingwei (1883), Bai Juyi (772), Liu Shan (207), Tang of Shang (-1601), and Empress Xiaoyichun (1727).


Among martial arts born in China, Wong Fei-hung ranks 2Before him are Ip Man (1893). After him are Huo Yuanjia (1868), Zhang Weili (1989), Chen Zhong (1982), and Cheng Xunzhao (1991).