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Famous People Named Sun

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Sun are out there? This list of celebrities named Sun will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Suns below include actors named Sun and athletes named Sun, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Sun who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Suns below include Sun Tzu, Sun Yat-sen, and Sun Ra.
  • Politician, Physician

    AgeDec. at 58 (1866-1925)


    Sun Yat-sen (; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese politician, physician and philosopher who provisionally served as the first president of the Republic of China; and the first leader of...  more

    #185 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#50 of 89 The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History#135 of 1,347 Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

  • Jazz Pianist, Musician

    AgeDec. at 79 (1914-1993)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Le Sony'r Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993), better known as Sun Ra, was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his...  more

    The Best Sun Ra Albums of All Time#70 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time#44 of 105 The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

  • Swimmer


    BirthplaceHangzhou, China

    Sun Yang (Chinese: 孙杨; pinyin: Sūn Yáng; Mandarin pronunciation: [swə́n.jǎŋ]; born 1 December 1991) is a Chinese Olympic and world-record-holding competitive swimmer. In 2012, he became the first...  more
  • Footballer


    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    Sun Wen (simplified Chinese: 孙雯; traditional Chinese: 孫雯; pinyin: Sūn Wén; born April 6, 1973 in Shanghai) is a retired Chinese professional football (soccer) player. She previously captained the...  more
  • Snowboarder, Athlete


    Sun Zhifeng (Chinese: 孙志峰; born July 17, 1991 in Changchun) is a snowboarder who competes in Half-pipe. She has two World Cup victories and competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Sun competed for...  more
  • Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 92 (1920-2012)

    BirthplaceNorth Pyongan, North Korea

    Sun Myung Moon (Korean 문선명 Mun Seon-myeong; born Mun Yong-myeong; 6 January 1920 – 3 September 2012) was a Korean religious leader, also known for his business ventures and support for political...  more
  • AgeDec. at 50 (1885-1935)

    Sun Chuanfang (simplified Chinese: 孙传芳; traditional Chinese: 孫傳芳; pinyin: Sūn Chuánfāng; Wade–Giles: Sun Ch'uan-fang) (April 17, 1885 – November 13, 1935) a.k.a. the "Nanking Warlord" or leader of...  more
  • Actor


    BirthplaceDalian, China

    Leslie Sun is an Chinese actress....
  • Sun Dong-yol (Korean: 선동열; Hanja: 宣銅烈; Korean pronunciation: [sʌndoŋjʌl] or [sʌn] [toŋjʌl]; born January 10, 1963) is a South Korean baseball manager. He was a pitcher in the KBO League and Nippon...  more
  • Basketball player


    BirthplaceCangzhou, China

    Sun Yue (simplified Chinese: 孙悦; traditional Chinese: 孫悅; pinyin: Sūn Yuè [swə́n yɤ̂]; born November 6, 1985) is a Chinese former professional basketball player who last played for the Beijing Ducks...  more
  • Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceHarbin, China

    Sun Honglei (Chinese: 孙红雷; born 16 August 1970 in Harbin) is a Chinese actor....  more
  • Short Track Speed Skater


    BirthplaceChangchun, China

    Sun Dandan (born 3 July 1978 in Changchun) is a Chinese short track speed skater, who won silver medals in the 3000 m relay at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics....  more
  • Screenwriter, Film Director

    AgeDec. at 90 (1900-1990)

    BirthplaceChina, Eurasia, Chongqing

    Sun Yu (March 21, 1900 – July 11, 1990) was a major leftist film director active in the 1930s in Shanghai. One of the core directors of the Lianhua Film Company, Sun Yu made a name for himself with a...  more
  • Age38

    BirthplaceBayan County

    Sun Mingming (Chinese: 孙明明; pinyin: Sūn Míngmíng, born August 23, 1983) is a Chinese professional basketball player and actor. He is the tallest professional basketball player in the world, and was...  more
  • Age66


    Chien Sun is an actor....  more
  • Actor, Film Director

    AgeDec. at 86 (1921-2007)

    BirthplaceChina, Beijing, Eurasia

    Sun Daolin (simplified Chinese: 孙道临; traditional Chinese: 孫道臨; pinyin: Sūn Dàolín) (December 18, 1921 – December 28, 2007) was a Chinese actor and film director....  more
  • Tennis player


    BirthplaceZhengzhou, China

    Sun Tiantian (Chinese: 孙甜甜; pinyin: Sūn Tiántián; Mandarin pronunciation: [swə́n tʰjɛ̌n tʰjɛ̌n]; born 12 October 1981) is a Chinese former professional tennis player. She is most notable for winning...  more
  • Cross-country skier, Athlete


    BirthplaceHarbin, China

    Sun Qinghai is a Cross-country Skier....  more
  • Comedian, Film Producer

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Sun Jae Kim is an actor, comedian, writer and film producer....  more
  • Athlete, Speed Skater


    BirthplaceJilin, China

    Sun Longjiang (simplified Chinese: 孙龙将; traditional Chinese: 孫龍將; pinyin: Sūn Lóngjiāng; born August 23, 1992 in Jilin) is a Chinese male speed skater. He competed for China at the 2010 Winter...  more
  • Rower


    BirthplaceFuyang, Zhejiang, China

    Sun Jie may refer to: Sun Jie (footballer), Chinese professional footballer Sun Jie (rower), Chinese rower Jane Jie Sun (born 1969/1970), Chinese businesswoman, CEO of Ctrip...  more
  • Poet, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1935-2011)

    Sun Axelsson (19 August 1935 in Gothenburg, Sweden – 14 January 2011 in Stockholm ) was a Swedish poet, novelist, translator and journalist....  more
  • Politician

    AgeDec. at 77 (1895-1973)


    Sun Fo or Sun Ke (Chinese: 孫科; pinyin: Sūn Kē; October 21, 1891 – September 13, 1973), courtesy name Zhesheng (哲生), was a high-ranking official in the government of the Republic of China. He was the...  more
  • Age65

    BirthplaceJinan, China

    Sun Chun is an actor....
  • Track and field athlete


    BirthplaceJiangsu, China

    Sun Yawei is a female Chinese track and field athlete who competes in the 100 meter hurdles. She is a two-time gold medallist in the event at the Asian Athletics Championships and won the bronze at...  more
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