Ashikaga Yoshiteru

1536 - 1565

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Ashikaga Yoshiteru (足利 義輝, March 31, 1536 – June 17, 1565), also known as Yoshifushi or Yoshifuji, was the 13th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1546 to 1565 during the late Muromachi period of Japan. He was the eldest son of the 12th shōgun, Ashikaga Yoshiharu, and his mother was a daughter of Konoe Hisamichi (later called 慶寿院 Keijuin). When he became shogun in 1546 at age 11, Yoshiteru's name was Yoshifushi (sometimes transliterated as Yoshifuji); but some years later in 1554, he changed his name to the one by which he is conventionally known today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashikaga Yoshiteru has received more than 118,494 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Ashikaga Yoshiteru is the 5,066th most popular politician (up from 5,770th in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from Japan (up from 444th in 2019) and the 126th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Ashikaga Yoshiteru ranks 5,066 out of 15,710Before him are Karl Nesselrode, Khayu, Gaius Marius the Younger, Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I, Bikheris, and Dalmatius. After him are Emperor Chong of Han, Margherita de' Medici, Hormizd III, Peter, Duke of Coimbra, Ram Khamhaeng, and Joscelin III, Count of Edessa.

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Among people born in 1536, Ashikaga Yoshiteru ranks 4Before him are Pope Clement VIII, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Yi I. After him are Jeremias II of Constantinople, Lord Guildford Dudley, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Piotr Skarga, Ignazio Danti, Juan Fernández, Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, and Leonardo Donato. Among people deceased in 1565, Ashikaga Yoshiteru ranks 7Before him are Pope Pius IV, Conrad Gessner, Dragut, Lodovico Ferrari, Cipriano de Rore, and William Farel. After him are Diego Laynez, Ranuccio Farnese, Lucia Anguissola, Lope de Rueda, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf.

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Among people born in Japan, Ashikaga Yoshiteru ranks 361 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Shōmu (701), Go Nagai (1945), Tomiichi Murayama (1924), Fukusaburo Harada (null), Yoshitoshi (1839), and Emperor Yūryaku (418). After him are Takeshi Inoue (1928), Koji Miyata (1923), Emperor Go-Saga (1220), Emperor Seiwa (850), Masao Uchino (1934), and Ono no Komachi (825).


Among politicians born in Japan, Ashikaga Yoshiteru ranks 126Before him are Kakuei Tanaka (1918), Oichi (1547), Kōki Hirota (1878), Emperor Shōmu (701), Tomiichi Murayama (1924), and Emperor Yūryaku (418). After him are Emperor Go-Saga (1220), Emperor Seiwa (850), Emperor Go-Uda (1267), Azai Nagamasa (1545), Izumo no Okuni (1572), and Emperor Go-Kameyama (1347).