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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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 1 
Helene Mayer
(Fencer)
Helene Mayer
6
Birthdate: December 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Germany
Died: October 15, 1953
 2 
Gerek Meinhardt
4
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 3 
Mariel Zagunis
6
Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Laura Flessel-Colovic
8
Birthdate: November 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Petit-Bourg, France
 5 
Edoardo Mangiarotti
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Renate, Italy
Died: May 25, 2012
 6 
Beatrice Vio
(Wheelchair fencer)
Beatrice Vio
4
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
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Aladár Gerevich
(Olympic athlete)
Aladár Gerevich
3
Birthdate: March 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jászberény, Hungary
Died: May 14, 1991
 8 
Chevalier de Saint-Georges
(Known as the first classical composer of African descent)
Chevalier de Saint-Georges
6
Birthdate: December 25, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baillif, Guadeloupe
Died: June 10, 1799
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Lee Kiefer
(Olympian)
Lee Kiefer
4
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 10 
Bob Anderson
(Fight Choreographer)
Bob Anderson
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Died: January 1, 2012
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Andre Spitzer
(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.  

 12 
Valentina Vezzali
(Politician)
Valentina Vezzali
4
Birthdate: February 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
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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.

 14 
Elisa Di Francisca
(Olympic athlete)
Elisa Di Francisca
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jesi, Italy
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Fiore dei Liberi
(Martial artist)
Fiore dei Liberi
4
Birthdate: 1350 AD
Birthplace: Cividale del Friuli, Italy
Died: 1409 AD
 16 
Cosmo Duff-Gordon
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 20, 1931
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Britta Heidemann
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
 18 
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
 19 
Alexander Massialas
4
Birthdate: April 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 20 
Miles Chamley-Watson
4
Birthdate: December 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
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C. A. Bhavani Devi
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 22 
David Bernier
(Dentist)
David Bernier
4
Birthdate: January 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patillas, Puerto Rico
 23 
Thomas Bach
(Lawyer)
Thomas Bach
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
 24 
Aron Szilagyi
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Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 25 
Monica Aksamit
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 26 
Pál Schmitt
(President of Hungary (2010 - 2012) and Former Olympic Fencer)
Pál Schmitt
4
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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Peter Westbrook
(Businessman)
Peter Westbrook
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
 28 
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.

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Vladimir Smirnov
4
Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Died: July 28, 1982
 30 
Richard Gomez
(Athlete)
Richard Gomez
4
Birthdate: April 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Arianna Errigo
(Olympic athlete)
Arianna Errigo
3
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monza, Italy
 32 
Ibtihaj Muhammad
(American Sabre Fencer Known for Being the First Muslim American Woman to Wear a Headscarf in the Olympics)
Ibtihaj Muhammad
4
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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Tim Morehouse
3
Birthdate: July 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 34 
Alexandre Lippmann
4
Birthdate: June 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23, 1960
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Kinmont Hoitsma
3
Birthdate: April 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cooperstown, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 2013
 36 
Avigail Alfatov
3
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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Daniele Garozzo
3
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Acireale, Italy
 38 
Pavel Kolobkov
3
Birthdate: September 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 39 
Inna Deriglazova
(Olympic athlete)
Inna Deriglazova
3
Birthdate: March 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kurchatov, Kursk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
 40 
Oh Sang-uk
(Fencer)
Oh Sang-uk
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
 41 
Richard Bonehill
3
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 2015
 42 
Aldo Nadi
(Fencer)
Aldo Nadi
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: November 10, 1965
 43 
Race Imboden
4
Birthdate: April 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
 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
(Olympic athlete)
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 
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
 49 
Ridolfo Capo Ferro
3
Birthplace: Cagli, Italy
 50 
Yana Egorian
(Fencer)
Yana Egorian
3
Birthdate: December 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia