Emperor Go-Toba

1180 - 1239

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Emperor Go-Toba (後鳥羽天皇, Go-Toba-tennō, August 6, 1180 – March 28, 1239) was the 82nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1183 through 1198.This 12th-century sovereign was named after Emperor Toba, and go- (後), translates literally as "later"; and thus, he is sometimes called the "Later Emperor Toba". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Go-Toba has received more than 205,594 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Emperor Go-Toba is the 5,663rd most popular politician (down from 3,670th in 2019), the 427th most popular biography from Japan (down from 197th in 2019) and the 152nd most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Emperor Go-Toba ranks 5,663 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Adélaïde d'Orléans, 'Adud al-Dawla, Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, Aristobulus II, and Bruno Streckenbach. After him are Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria, Emperor Kōbun, Kuroda Kiyotaka, Htin Kyaw, and Chintila.

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Among people born in 1180, Emperor Go-Toba ranks 5Before him are Berengaria of Castile, Eric X of Sweden, Theodore Komnenos Doukas, and Gottfried von Strassburg. After him are Constance of Hungary, Neidhart von Reuental, Mstislav Mstislavich, Peter Nolasco, Alfonso II, Count of Provence, Otto I, Duke of Merania, and Bernhard von Spanheim. Among people deceased in 1239, Emperor Go-Toba ranks 2Before him is Hermann von Salza. After him are Albert IV, Count of Habsburg and Władysław Odonic.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Go-Toba ranks 427 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Nijō (1143), Mōri Terumoto (1533), Ryutaro Hashimoto (1937), Hiroyoshi Nishizawa (1920), Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), and Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127). After him are Emperor Kōbun (648), Kuroda Kiyotaka (1840), Eisai (1141), Emperor Go-Fushimi (1288), Takeda Sōkaku (1859), and Koji Funamoto (1942).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Go-Toba ranks 152Before him are Emperor Uda (867), Emperor Nijō (1143), Mōri Terumoto (1533), Ryutaro Hashimoto (1937), Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), and Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127). After him are Emperor Kōbun (648), Kuroda Kiyotaka (1840), Emperor Go-Fushimi (1288), Takeda Sōkaku (1859), Emperor Go-Reizei (1025), and Tetsu Katayama (1887).