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Fencing is a combat sport which is based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship. We have compiled a list of famous fencers and it includes names such as Beatrice Vio, Michel Boulos, Alfonso Morales, Nozomi Satō and Alexandre Lippmann.
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Gerek Meinhardt
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Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 2 
Helene Mayer
(German Fencer Who won the Gold Medal at the 1928 Olympics)
Helene Mayer
6
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 10, 1953
 3 
Mariel Zagunis
(American Sabre Fencer and Two-Time Olympic Champion in the Individual Sabre)
Mariel Zagunis
6
Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
 4 
Bob Anderson
(Fight Choreographer)
Bob Anderson
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Died: January 1, 2012
 5 
Edoardo Mangiarotti
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Renate, Italy
Died: May 25, 2012
 6 
Aladár Gerevich
(Hungarian Fencer)
Aladár Gerevich
3
Birthdate: March 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jászberény, Hungary
Died: May 14, 1991
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Laura Flessel-Colovic
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Birthdate: November 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Petit-Bourg, France
 8 
Beatrice Vio
(Wheelchair fencer)
Beatrice Vio
4
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
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 9 
Lee Kiefer
(American Right-Handed Foil Fencer)
Lee Kiefer
4
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 10 
Andre Spitzer
(Israeli Fencing Master and Coach of Israel’s 1972 Summer Olympics Team)
Andre Spitzer
4
Birthdate: July 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Timișoara, Romania
Died: September 6, 1972

Andre Spitzer was a fencing master who served as the coach of Israel's 1972 Summer Olympics team. He served in the Israeli Air Force before studying fencing at Israel's National Sport Academy. He became Israel’s top fencing instructor at the age of 27. He was killed in the terrorist attack known as the Munich massacre.  

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 11 
Valentina Vezzali
(Politician)
Valentina Vezzali
4
Birthdate: February 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
 12 
Wang Ruiji
(Fencer)
Wang Ruiji
4
Birthdate: February 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: China

Wang Ruiji is a popular mainland fencer, who is also known as the father of rapper and budding fencer Jackson Wang. He is married to world champion gymnast Sophia Chow. Apart from representing the Chinese national fencing team, he has also won an Asian Games gold medal.

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Fiore dei Liberi
(Italian Fencing Master)
Fiore dei Liberi
4
Birthdate: 1350 AD
Birthplace: Cividale del Friuli, Italy
Died: 1409 AD
 14 
Cosmo Duff-Gordon
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 20, 1931
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Rubén Limardo
(Venezuelan Left-Handed Epée Fencer Who Won Venezuela an Olympic Gold After Forty-Four Years)
Rubén Limardo
3
Birthdate: August 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela

Epée fencer Rubén Limardo is most-noted for winning Venezuela an Olympic Gold medal after a forty-four year gap at 2012 Summer Olympics. It was the first-ever fencing medal earned by Venezuela and Latin America's first Olympic gold medal in épée in 108 years. Other feats of Rubén include becoming four-time individual Pan American champion and five-time team Pan American champion.

 16 
Alexander Massialas
4
Birthdate: April 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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David Bernier
(Puerto Rican Politician, Dentist, and Former Fencer)
David Bernier
4
Birthdate: January 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patillas, Puerto Rico
 18 
C. A. Bhavani Devi
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Peter Westbrook
(American Former Sabre Fencing and Businessman)
Peter Westbrook
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
 20 
Thomas Bach
(Lawyer)
Thomas Bach
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
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Aron Szilagyi
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Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 22 
Monica Aksamit
(American Olympic Saber Fencer)
Monica Aksamit
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 23 
Ana Maria Popescu
(Romanian Epée Fencer)
Ana Maria Popescu
4
Birthdate: November 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Ana Maria Popescu is a Romanian fencer best known for winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. She has also won a silver medal each at the 2008 and 2020 Olympics. A two-time world champion and seven-time European champion, Ana Maria Popescu is much-respected in the world of fencing.

 24 
Pál Schmitt
(President of Hungary (2010 - 2012) and Former Olympic Fencer)
Pál Schmitt
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Birthdate: May 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Pál Schmitt hasn’t just served Hungary as its president, but has also won 2 Olympic gold medals as a fencer. He was also a member of the IOC and has been the Magyar Olympic Committee’s general secretary. Additionally, he has served his country as its ambassador to Spain, Switzerland, and Andorra.

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Vladimir Smirnov
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Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Died: July 28, 1982
 26 
Chevalier de Saint-Georges
(Known as the first classical composer of African descent)
Chevalier de Saint-Georges
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Birthdate: December 25, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baillif, Guadeloupe
Died: June 10, 1799
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Richard Gomez
(Filipino Actor, Director, Television Presenter, Épée Fencer, and Politician)
Richard Gomez
4
Birthdate: April 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Richard Gomez is a Filipino actor, director, television presenter, épée fencer, and politician. He is best known for his service as the Mayor of Ormoc from 2016 to 2022. He achieved popularity as a fencer in 2005, when he won a gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games. Gomez has also won many acting honors, including several Gawad Urian Awards.

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Pavel Kolobkov
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Birthdate: September 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Arianna Errigo
(Italian Left-Handed Foil and Sabre Fencer)
Arianna Errigo
3
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monza, Italy
 30 
Ibtihaj Muhammad
(American Sabre Fencer Known for Being the First Muslim American Woman to Wear a Headscarf in the Olympics)
Ibtihaj Muhammad
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Birthdate: December 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, United States

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer. An important member of the US fencing team, Muhammad is the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics for the United States. In 2016, she became the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal while wearing a hijab; she won a bronze medal for her team.

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Alexandre Lippmann
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Birthdate: June 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23, 1960
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Elisa Di Francisca
(Italian Former Foil Fencer, Olympic Champion, World Champion and Three-Time European Champion)
Elisa Di Francisca
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jesi, Italy
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Tim Morehouse
3
Birthdate: July 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Kinmont Hoitsma
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Birthdate: April 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cooperstown, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 2013
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Britta Heidemann
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
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Avigail Alfatov
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Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Acre, Israel

The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants in Israel, Avigail Alfatov has donned many hats already. Apart from being an Israeli fencing champion, she is also a beauty queen and has represented Israel in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. She has also briefly served the Israeli Air Force.

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Miles Chamley-Watson
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Birthdate: December 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
 38 
Aldo Nadi
(One of the Greatest Italian Fencers of All Time)
Aldo Nadi
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: November 10, 1965
 39 
Daniele Garozzo
3
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Acireale, Italy
 40 
Race Imboden
4
Birthdate: April 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
 41 
Inna Deriglazova
(Russian Right-Handed Foil Fencer)
Inna Deriglazova
3
Birthdate: March 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kurchatov, Kursk Oblast, Russia
 42 
Oh Sang-uk
(Fencer)
Oh Sang-uk
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
 43 
Richard Bonehill
3
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 2015
 44 
Stanislav Pozdnyakov
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR
 45 
Vivian Kong
(Fencer)
Vivian Kong
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 46 
Olha Kharlan
(Ukrainian Right-Handed Sabre Fencer)
Olha Kharlan
3
Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine
 47 
George Silver
3
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1622 AD
 48 
Nedo Nadi
(Fencer)
Nedo Nadi
2
Birthdate: June 9, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: January 29, 1940
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Kim Jung-hwan
2
Birthdate: September 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Alessandro Pirzio Biroli
(Italian Army General and Professional Fencer)
Alessandro Pirzio Biroli
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bologna, Kingdom of Italy
Died: May 20, 1962

Alessandro Pirzio Biroli was an Italian army General and professional fencer. He is best remembered for winning a silver medal at the 1908 Olympic Games. As an army man, he played a prominent role in the First World War, where he fought in the Macedonian Front. Alessandro Pirzio Biroli is also remembered for his role in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.