1933 - Today


Akihito (明仁, Japanese: [akiꜜçi̥to]; English: (listen) or ; born 23 December 1933) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan who reigned as the 125th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, from 7 January 1989 until 30 April 2019, Heisei era. He succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne upon the death of his father, Emperor Showa (Hirohito). Upon his abdication due to his age and declining health, he became Emperor Emeritus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akihito has received more than 6,115,992 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Akihito ranks 6 out of 559Before him are Elizabeth II, Ramesses II, Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and Henry VIII of England. After him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Lucrezia Borgia, Margrethe II of Denmark, and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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Among people born in 1933, Akihito ranks 2Before him is Karl Lagerfeld. After him are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Dalida, Garrincha, Roman Polanski, Yoko Ono, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, James Brown, Claudio Abbado, and Nina Simone.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akihito ranks 2 out of 3,113Before him are Hirohito (1901). After him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Hokusai (1760), Akira Kurosawa (1910), Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Yoko Ono (1933), and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536).

Among NOBLEMEN In Japan

Among noblemen born in Japan, Akihito ranks 1After him are Fumihito, Prince Akishino (1965), Kiko, Princess Akishino (1966), Sayako Kuroda (1969), Princess Mako of Akishino (1991), Aiko, Princess Toshi (2001), Princess Kako of Akishino (1994), Prince Hisahito of Akishino (2006), Princess Tsuguko of Takamado (1986), and Ayako Moriya (1990).

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