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Abe no Seimei

921 - 1005

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Abe no Seimei (安倍 晴明, February 21, 921 A.D. – October 31, 1005) was an onmyōji, a leading specialist of Onmyōdō during the middle of the Heian period in Japan. In addition to his prominence in history, he is a legendary figure in Japanese folklore. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abe no Seimei has received more than 1,114,674 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Abe no Seimei is the 2,467th most popular politician (down from 2,345th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Japan (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Japanese Politician.

Abe no Seimei was a court advisor to the Emperor of Japan during the 10th century. He is most famous for being an onmyoji, a person who practices onmyodo, a form of divination.

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Among politicians, Abe no Seimei ranks 2,467 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Kōan, Tarō Asō, Bernardo O'Higgins, Manuel Godoy, John William Friso, Prince of Orange, and Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier. After him are Pierre Trudeau, Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Ferdinand Marcos, and Weneg.

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Among people born in 921, Abe no Seimei ranks 2Before him is Edmund I.  Among people deceased in 1005, Abe no Seimei ranks 1After him are Kenneth III of Scotland, Sigmundur Brestisson, and Lutgardis of Luxemburg.

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Among people born in Japan, Abe no Seimei ranks 98 out of 6,048Before him are Masaru Emoto (1943), Joe Hisaishi (1950), Fumimaro Konoe (1891), Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Emperor Kōan (-427), and Tarō Asō (1940). After him are Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886), Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Kenzō Takada (1939), Kazuyoshi Miura (1967), Prince Shōtoku (574), and Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885).


Among politicians born in Japan, Abe no Seimei ranks 32Before him are Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1740), Syukuro Manabe (1931), Emperor Itoku (-553), Fumimaro Konoe (1891), Emperor Kōan (-427), and Tarō Asō (1940). After him are Prince Shōtoku (574), Emperor Go-Kōmyō (1633), Emperor Kōshō (-505), Emperor Higashiyama (1675), Empress Meishō (1624), and Emperor Go-Sai (1638).