Ashikaga Yoshimitsu

1358 - 1408

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Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (足利 義満, September 25, 1358 – May 31, 1408) was the 3rd shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate, which was in power from 1368 to 1394 during the Muromachi period of Japan. Yoshimitsu was Ashikaga Yoshiakira's third son but the oldest son to survive, his childhood name being Haruō (春王). Yoshimitsu was appointed shōgun, a hereditary title as head of the military estate, in 1368 at the age of ten; at twenty he was admitted to the imperial court as Acting Grand Counselor (Gon Dainagon 権大納言). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu has received more than 146,951 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Ashikaga Yoshimitsu is the 4,392nd most popular politician (down from 3,757th in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from Japan (down from 204th in 2019) and the 89th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu ranks 4,392 out of 15,710Before him are Tage Erlander, Amenemope, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Empress Genshō, Jean-Claude Duvalier, and László Rajk. After him are Emperor Wuzong of Tang, Amadeus III, Count of Savoy, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Igor Smirnov, Micipsa, and Eduardo Frei Montalva.

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Among people born in 1358, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu ranks 3Before him are John I of Portugal and John I of Castile. After him are Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile and Bernard I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1408, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu ranks 4Before him are Taejo of Joseon, John VII Palaiologos, and Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans. After him are Miran Shah and John Gower.

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Among people born in Japan, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu ranks 267 out of 5,560Before him are Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Susumu Tonegawa (1939), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), and Empress Genshō (680). After him are Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (1887), Yoshio Fujiwara (null), Emperor Seinei (444), Ken Noritake (1922), Shūsaku Endō (1923), and Osamu Shimomura (1928).


Among politicians born in Japan, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu ranks 89Before him are Mōri Motonari (1497), Terauchi Masatake (1852), Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684), Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), and Empress Genshō (680). After him are Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (1887), Emperor Seinei (444), Maeda Toshiie (1538), Emperor Sutoku (1119), Emperor Ingyō (376), and Minoru Genda (1904).