Emperor Higashiyama

1675 - 1710

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Emperor Higashiyama (東山天皇, Higashiyama-tennō, October 21, 1675 – January 16, 1710) was the 113th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Higashiyama's reign spanned the years from 1687 through to his abdication in 1709 corresponding to the Genroku era. The previous hundred years of peace and seclusion in Japan had created relative economic stability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Higashiyama has received more than 167,957 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Emperor Higashiyama is the 2,825th most popular politician (down from 2,041st in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Japan (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular Japanese Politician.

Emperor Higashiyama was the emperor who ruled Japan from 1707 to 1709. He is most famous for being the first Japanese emperor to visit Europe.

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Among politicians, Emperor Higashiyama ranks 2,825 out of 15,710. Before him are Charles VII of Sweden, Ottokar I of Bohemia, Walter Hallstein, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Qutb al-Din Aibak, and Wilfred the Hairy. After him are Émile Lahoud, Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Heungseon Daewongun, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, and Richard Baer.

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Among people born in 1675, Emperor Higashiyama ranks 2Before him is Pope Benedict XIV. After him are Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, William Jones, Tarabai, Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, Vakhtang VI of Kartli, Samuel Clarke, and Frederick William, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1710, Emperor Higashiyama ranks 4Before him are Ole Rømer, Louise de La Vallière, and Hennig Brand. After him are Bernardo Pasquini, Gaspar Sanz, Louis, Prince of Condé, and Gottfried Kirch.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Higashiyama ranks 115 out of 5,560. Before him are Mori Ōgai (1862), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Issei Sagawa (1949), Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835), Hōjō Tokimune (1251), and Emperor Reigen (1654). After him are Iwane Matsui (1878), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797), Kobayashi Issa (1763), Isamu Akasaki (1929), Empress Kōjun (1903), and Tokugawa Hidetada (1579).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Higashiyama ranks 35Before him are Prince Shōtoku (574), Emperor Kōshō (-505), Yasuo Fukuda (1936), Emperor Kōan (-427), Hōjō Tokimune (1251), and Emperor Reigen (1654). After him are Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Emperor Nintoku (290), Emperor Kōrei (-341), Junichiro Koizumi (1942), and Emperor Ōjin (210).