Chinese Hokkien People 福建儂

Chinese Hokkien People 福建儂 Hok-Kiàn-Lâng

Hokkien = Hoklo = Fukien = Fokien = Banlam = Minnan

Notable Hokkien Persons :

Scientists and Mathematicians :

Su Song, a brilliant scientist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor and mechanical engineer that lived during the Song Dynasty, who invented the first hydro-mechanicalastronomical clock and endless power chain drive in the world.

Baosheng Dadi, Song Dynasty doctor who was credited with performing medical miracles.

Cai Qirui, father of Chinese catalytic chemistry.

Lu Jiaxi, a child prodigy genius who finished elementary school in one year, enrolled in a university before even reaching 13 years old and obtained a chemistry degree at just age 18/19. He served as President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Go Pek Hok, the inventor of instant noodles.

Xie Xide, physicist who made important contributions to the field of solid-state physics. She also served as president of the Fudan University.

Leon O. Chua, inventor of the Chua's circuit.

Yuan T. Lee, received the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his outstanding contribution to Chemistry.

Zhijian James Chen, biomedist best known for using classical biochemistry to discover new pathways and mechanisms in innate immunity and cell signaling such as Mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein.

Richard Yeo - Chinese American scientist with 17 US patents.

Lorenzo Ruiz, first Filipino saint.

Fang Zhouzi, a postdoctoral researcher in molecular genetics, he obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1995. Aside from being a scientific researcher, he is also a science writer, a reporter and is famous for campaigning against pseudoscience and various types of fraud in China.

Pua Khein-Seng, one of the inventors of the USB flash drive.

March Tian Boedihardjo, child genius who finished his A-level exams in Britain at the age of nine years and three months and was conferred a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science as well as a Master of Philosophy in Mathematics after successfully completing his programme in 2011 (one year early).

Wesley So, famous chess prodigy, he won the 2015 Bilbao Chess Masters and 2016 Sinquefield Cup.

Businessmen and Entrepreneurs :

Howqua, once the world's richest man in history.

Ong Seok Kim, wealthy entrepreneur that financed China in war and many charities.

Tan Kah Kee, a wealthy rags to riches businessman, also famed for donating large sums of money to build schools in his native homeland Fujian.

Kwek Leng Beng, He is the executive chairman of Hong Leong Group Singapore.

Henry Sy, the richest man in the Philippines (named by Forbes in 2015).

Robert Budi and Michael Bambang Hartono brothers, the richest persons in Indonesia.

Kwik Kian Gie, the Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Economics and Finance (1999–2000).

Mari Elka Pangestu (Phang Hoei Lan), the Minister of Trade of Indonesia (2004-2011).

Loh Boon Siew, also known as “Mr Honda”, was a Penang Hokkien tycoon and the first sole distributor of Honda motorcycles in Malaysia.

Tony Tan, Chinese Filipino entrepreneur and founder, chairman and CEO of the fast food chain Jollibee.

Monarchs and Politicians :

Lý Thái Tổ (birth name :Lý Công Uẩn), Founder of the Lý Dynasty (1009–1225 ) of Vietnam.

Trần Thái Tông (birth name: Trần Cảnh), Founder of the Trần Dynasty (1225–1400) of Vietnam.

Sri Suriyendra, Queen consort of Siam.

Koxinga, first king of the Kingdom of Tungning on the Taiwan Island.

Sergio Osmeña Sr. the fourth president of the Philippines, son of Go Bon Tiao or Pedro Lee Gotiaoco.

Tan Cheng Lock, founder and first president of the Malaysian Chinese Association.

Tun Leong Yew Koh, the first President of Malacca, Malaysia since independence from Britain, and first secretary and co-founder of the Malay Chinese Association.

Goh Keng Swee, former Ministers for Finance, Interior and Defence, Education and Defence.

Lee Kuan Yew, the 1st Prime Minister of Singapore and founding father of modern Singapore.

Dr.Lim Chong Eu former Chief Minister of Penang.

Corazon Aquino, the 11th president of the Philippines whose maiden name Cojuangco derived from her Chinese ancestor named Co Yu Hwan (許玉寰) (later Jose Cojuangco) who migrated to the Philippines from Fujian Province in 1861. In the 1980s she visited their ancestral place in Hongjian village, Xiamen where she was welcomed by the officials and her relatives from Xu or Co Clan.

Chuan Leekpai, the 20th Prime Minister of Thailand

Goh Chok Tong, the 2nd Prime Minister of Singapore.

Ong Teng Cheong, the 5th President of Singapore and former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore.

Lee Hsien Loong, the 3rd and current Prime Minister of Singapore.

Benigno Aquino III, the fifteenth president of the Philippines, son of Corazon Aquino.

Chen Shui-bian, the 5th President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Tsai Ing-wen, the 7th President of the Republic of China.

Militarymen :

Hong Chengchou, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty general who was promoted to Minister of War and Viceroy of Suliao during the Early Qing Dynasty.

Huang Sian Teh, army general during World War II, he was in charge of the "Tiger Division", which fought in over 100 battles.

John Lie, National Hero of Indonesia.

Philosophers and Writers :

Li Zhi, Ming Dynasty philosopher.

Jose Rizal a writer and one of the national heroes of the Philippines, a descendant of Cue Yi-Lam or Domingo Lamco.

Lin Yutang, one of the most influential writers of his generation, many of his books were bestsellers both in China and the Western world.

Amy Chua, lawyer and author of the international best seller Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.