Chiune Sugihara

1900 - 1986

Chiune Sugihara

Chiune Sugihara (杉原 千畝, Sugihara Chiune, 1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as vice-consul for the Japanese Empire in Kaunas, Lithuania. During the Second World War, Sugihara helped about 6,000 Jews flee Europe by issuing transit visas to them so that they could travel through Japanese territory, risking his job and the lives of his family. The fleeing Jews were refugees from German-occupied Western Poland and Soviet-occupied Eastern Poland, as well as residents of Lithuania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chiune Sugihara has received more than 1,448,197 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular diplomat.

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Among diplomats, Chiune Sugihara ranks 6 out of 44Before him are Pocahontas, Kofi Annan, Gaius Marius, Ban Ki-moon, and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord. After him are Dag Hammarskjöld, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, John Jay, Alexandra Kollontai, Raoul Wallenberg, and Madeleine Albright.

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Among people born in 1900, Chiune Sugihara ranks 7Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Heinrich Himmler, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Erich Fromm, Martin Bormann, and Luis Buñuel. After him are Wolfgang Pauli, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans Frank, Adolf Dassler, and Dennis Gabor. Among people deceased in 1986, Chiune Sugihara ranks 7Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Wallis Simpson, Jorge Luis Borges, Vyacheslav Molotov, Olof Palme, and Andrei Tarkovsky. After him are Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Joseph Beuys, and Jean Genet.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Chiune Sugihara ranks 16 out of 3,113Before him are Murasaki Shikibu (973), Yoko Ono (1933), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Meiji (1852), Haruki Murakami (1949), and Yukio Mishima (1925). After him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Naruhito (1960), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Emperor Taishō (1879), and Hideki Tojo (1884).

Among DIPLOMATS In Japan

Among diplomats born in Japan, Chiune Sugihara ranks 1After him are Hasekura Tsunenaga (1571) and Yukiya Amano (1947).

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