Chūichi Nagumo

1887 - 1944

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Chūichi Nagumo (25 March 1887 – 6 July 1944) was a Japanese admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II. Nagumo led Japan's main carrier battle group, the Kido Butai, in the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Indian Ocean raid and the Battle of Midway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chūichi Nagumo has received more than 720,610 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Chūichi Nagumo is the 142nd most popular military personnel (up from 190th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Japan (up from 61st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Chūichi Nagumo was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. He was commander of the First Air Fleet, which attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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Among military personnels, Chūichi Nagumo ranks 142 out of 1,466Before him are Khalifa Haftar, George Armstrong Custer, Axel von Fersen the Younger, André Masséna, Antipater, and Miloš Obilić. After him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Mardonius, Hermann Fegelein, Djemal Pasha, Ernst Busch, and Erwin von Witzleben.

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Among people born in 1887, Chūichi Nagumo ranks 20Before him are Arthur Rubinstein, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Jozef Tiso, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Nikolai Vavilov, and Juan Gris. After him are Saint-John Perse, Henry Moseley, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Felix Yusupov, and Georg Trakl. Among people deceased in 1944, Chūichi Nagumo ranks 20Before him are Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Michael Wittmann, Ludwig Beck, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Alexis Carrel, and Marc Bloch. After him are Erwin von Witzleben, Galeazzo Ciano, Charles Glover Barkla, Ernst Thälmann, Arthur Eddington, and Hilma af Klint.

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Among people born in Japan, Chūichi Nagumo ranks 43 out of 5,560Before him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Sadako Sasaki (1943), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Takeda Shingen (1521), Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945), and Soichiro Honda (1906). After him are Yayoi Kusama (1929), Osamu Dazai (1909), Sei Shōnagon (966), Tadao Ando (1941), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), and Emperor Kōmei (1831).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Chūichi Nagumo ranks 8Before him are Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Saigō Takamori (1828), and Hiroo Onoda (1922). After him are Date Masamune (1567), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), and Ishida Mitsunari (1559).