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Emperor Go-Shirakawa

1127 - 1192

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Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇, Go-Shirakawa-tennō, October 18, 1127 – April 26, 1192) was the 77th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His de jure reign spanned the years from 1155 through 1158, though arguably he effectively maintained imperial power for almost thirty-seven years through the insei system – scholars differ as to whether his rule can be truly considered part of the insei system, given that the Hōgen Rebellion undermined the imperial position. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Go-Shirakawa has received more than 187,791 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Emperor Go-Shirakawa is the 4,739th most popular politician (up from 5,651st in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from Japan (up from 426th in 2019) and the 112th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 4,739 out of 15,577Before him are Fernando de la Rúa, Amenemnisu, Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria, Antonín Zápotocký, Petru Rareș, and Ordoño I of Asturias. After him are Peter von Biron, Al-Mu'tadid, Pim Fortuyn, Binali Yıldırım, Maria of Montferrat, and Franz Walter Stahlecker.

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Among people born in 1127, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 4Before him are Constance of Antioch, Emperor Xiaozong of Song, and Henry I, Count of Champagne. After him are Felix of Valois, Uijong of Goryeo, and Bolesław I the Tall. Among people deceased in 1192, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 4Before him are Conrad of Montferrat, Kilij Arslan II, and Rashid ad-Din Sinan. After him are Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, Garnier de Nablus, Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia, Adam of Saint Victor, and Orio Mastropiero.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 278 out of 6,048Before him are Kido Takayoshi (1833), Mamoru Shigemitsu (1887), Hiroaki Sato (1932), Izumo no Okuni (1572), Katō Kiyomasa (1561), and Toshio Iwatani (1925). After him are Akira Kitaguchi (1935), Tomiichi Murayama (1924), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Tameo Ide (1908), Yasuo Takamori (1934), and Shūsaku Endō (1923).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 112Before him are Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684), Emperor Bidatsu (538), Kido Takayoshi (1833), Mamoru Shigemitsu (1887), Izumo no Okuni (1572), and Katō Kiyomasa (1561). After him are Tomiichi Murayama (1924), Emperor Yūryaku (418), Emperor Tsuchimikado (1196), Emperor Monmu (683), Maeda Toshiie (1538), and Saionji Kinmochi (1849).