Fencers

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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 1 Helene Mayer

Helene Mayer
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15, 1953

 2 Gerek Meinhardt

Gerek Meinhardt
4
Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 3 Mariel Zagunis

Mariel Zagunis
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

 4 Tom Ward

Tom Ward
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales

Son of academic John Powell Ward, Tom Ward is known for his decade-long role of Dr. Harry Cunningham in the series Silent Witness. He has previously won Celebrity Mastermind and has played the titular role in The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells. He is also a skilled stage fighter.

 5 Laura Flessel-Colovic

Laura Flessel-Colovic
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: November 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Petit-Bourg, France

 6 Edoardo Mangiarotti

Edoardo Mangiarotti
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: April 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Renate, Italy
Died: May 25, 2012
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 7 Beatrice Vio

Beatrice Vio
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Famous As: Wheelchair fencer
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
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 8 Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Chevalier de Saint-Georges
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Famous As: Known as the first classical composer of African descent
Birthdate: December 25, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baillif, Guadeloupe
Died: June 10, 1799
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 9 Aladár Gerevich

Aladár Gerevich
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: March 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jászberény, Hungary
Died: May 14, 1991

 10 Richard Gomez

Richard Gomez
4
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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 11 Lee Kiefer

Lee Kiefer
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Famous As: Olympian
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 12 Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson
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Famous As: Fight Choreographer
Birthdate: September 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Died: January 1, 2012
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 13 Valentina Vezzali

Valentina Vezzali
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy

 14 Wang Ruiji

Wang Ruiji
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Famous As: Fencer
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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 15 Elisa Di Francisca

Elisa Di Francisca
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jesi, Italy

 16 Andre Spitzer

Andre Spitzer
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Famous As: Fencing master and coach of Israel's 1972 Summer Olympics team
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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 17 Fiore dei Liberi

Fiore dei Liberi
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Famous As: Martial artist
Birthdate: 1350 AD
Birthplace: Cividale del Friuli, Italy
Died: 1409 AD

 18 Rubén Limardo

Rubén Limardo
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: August 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela

 19 Britta Heidemann

Britta Heidemann
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany

 20 Cosmo Duff-Gordon

Cosmo Duff-Gordon
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Famous As: Sportsman
Birthdate: July 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 20, 1931
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 21 Alexander Massialas

Alexander Massialas
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: April 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 22 C. A. Bhavani Devi

C. A. Bhavani Devi
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: August 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 23 Miles Chamley-Watson

Miles Chamley-Watson
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 24 Aron Szilagyi

Aron Szilagyi
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 25 Monica Aksamit

Monica Aksamit
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 26 Ana Maria Popescu

Ana Maria Popescu
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: November 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
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 27 Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

 28 Thomas Bach

Thomas Bach
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
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 29 David Bernier

David Bernier
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Famous As: Dentist
Birthdate: January 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patillas, Puerto Rico

 30 Pál Schmitt

Pál Schmitt
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Kingdom of 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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 31 Vladimir Smirnov

Vladimir Smirnov
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Died: July 28, 1982

 32 Arianna Errigo

Arianna Errigo
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monza, Italy
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 33 Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad
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Famous As: Fencer
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.

 34 Tim Morehouse

Tim Morehouse
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: July 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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 35 Alexandre Lippmann

Alexandre Lippmann
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: June 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23, 1960

 36 Kinmont Hoitsma

Kinmont Hoitsma
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: April 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cooperstown, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 2013
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 37 Avigail Alfatov

Avigail Alfatov
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Famous As: Fencer
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.

 38 Daniele Garozzo

Daniele Garozzo
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Acireale, Italy

 39 Inna Deriglazova

Inna Deriglazova
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: March 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kurchatov, Kursk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

 40 Pavel Kolobkov

Pavel Kolobkov
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: September 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 41 Aldo Nadi

Aldo Nadi
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: November 10, 1965

 42 Richard Bonehill

Richard Bonehill
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 2015

 43 Oh Sang-uk

Oh Sang-uk
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: September 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea

 44 Race Imboden

Race Imboden
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

 45 Stanislav Pozdnyakov

Stanislav Pozdnyakov
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: September 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR

 46 Vivian Kong

Vivian Kong
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: February 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 47 Olha Kharlan

Olha Kharlan
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine

 48 George Silver

George Silver
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1622 AD

 49 Alessandro Pirzio Biroli

Alessandro Pirzio Biroli
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: July 23, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bologna, Kingdom of Italy
Died: May 20, 1962

 50 Yana Egorian

Yana Egorian
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia