Emperor Go-Shirakawa

1127 - 1192

Emperor Go-Shirakawa

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 114,807 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,919th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 3,896 out of 14,801Before him are Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal, Aristides Pereira, Emperor Yōmei, Ingvar Carlsson, and Zhelyu Zhelev. After him are Aaron Burr, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Artaphernes, Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Habibullāh Kalakāni, and Aelia Eudoxia.

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Among people born in 1127, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 1After him are Emperor Xiaozong of Song, Constance of Antioch, Felix of Valois, and Henry I, Count of Champagne. Among people deceased in 1192, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 3Before him are Conrad of Montferrat and Kilij Arslan II. After him are Prithviraj Chauhan, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, and Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 216 out of 3,113Before him are Emperor Ingyō (376), Yohji Yamamoto (1943), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Takashi Shimura (1905), and Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935). After him are Shoko Asahara (1955), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Shoichi Nishimura (1912), Hijikata Toshizō (1835), and Issey Miyake (1938).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Go-Shirakawa ranks 91Before him are Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), Emperor Ingyō (376), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), and Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935). After him are Issey Miyake (1938), Emperor Seinei (444), Terauchi Masatake (1852), Mōri Motonari (1497), Emperor Go-Murakami (1328), and Hōjō Tokimune (1251).

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