Emperor Go-Daigo

1288 - 1339

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Emperor Go-Daigo (後醍醐天皇 Go-Daigo-tennō) (26 November 1288 – 19 September 1339) was the 96th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He successfully overthrew the Kamakura shogunate in 1333 and established the short lived Kenmu Restoration to bring the Imperial House back into power. This was to be the last time the emperor had real power until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Go-Daigo has received more than 315,846 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Emperor Go-Daigo is the 3,008th most popular politician (up from 3,226th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Japan (up from 149th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Politician.

Emperor Go-Daigo is most famous for his attempt to overthrow the Kamakura shogunate in 1333. His efforts were unsuccessful and he was forced to abdicate.

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Among politicians, Emperor Go-Daigo ranks 3,008 out of 15,577Before him are Gustav Radbruch, Nawal El Saadawi, Moïse Tshombe, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Siad Barre, and Palamedes. After him are Rudolf Kjellén, Philopoemen, Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, Mykola Azarov, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, and George Vella.

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Among people born in 1288, Emperor Go-Daigo ranks 4Before him are Orhan, Charles I of Hungary, and Ivan I of Moscow. After him are Emperor Go-Fushimi, Gersonides, and Mahmoud Shabestari. Among people deceased in 1339, Emperor Go-Daigo ranks 1After him are Otto, Duke of Austria, Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver, Henry XIV, Duke of Bavaria, Aldona of Lithuania, Jadwiga of Kalisz, Chungsuk of Goryeo, Azzone Visconti, and Francesco Dandolo.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Go-Daigo ranks 138 out of 6,048Before him are Sakichi Toyoda (1867), Emperor Suinin (-69), Junko Tabei (1939), Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), and Kunishige Kamamoto (1944). After him are Emperor Kōgen (-272), Emperor Sakuramachi (1720), Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), Emperor Kaika (-208), Nobusuke Kishi (1896), and Junichiro Koizumi (1942).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Go-Daigo ranks 45Before him are Emperor Reigen (1654), Emperor Momozono (1741), Emperor Nintoku (290), Emperor Kōrei (-341), Emperor Suinin (-69), and Taira no Kiyomori (1118). After him are Emperor Kōgen (-272), Emperor Sakuramachi (1720), Emperor Kaika (-208), Nobusuke Kishi (1896), Junichiro Koizumi (1942), and Kuniaki Koiso (1880).