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Emperor Jimmu

711 BC - 585 BC

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Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇, Jinmu-tennō) was the legendary first emperor of Japan according to the Nihon Shoki and Kojiki. His ascension is traditionally dated as 660 BC. In Japanese mythology, he was a descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu, through her grandson Ninigi, as well as a descendant of the storm god Susanoo. He launched a military expedition from Hyūga near the Seto Inland Sea, captured Yamato, and established this as his center of power. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Jimmu has received more than 2,468,931 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Emperor Jimmu is the 613th most popular politician (up from 619th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Japan and the 4th most popular Japanese Politician.

Emperor Jimmu is most famous for being the first emperor of Japan. He was born in 660 BC, and his father was a descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu.

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Among politicians, Emperor Jimmu ranks 613 out of 15,577Before him are Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Peleus, Honorius, Heydar Aliyev, and Charles I of Anjou. After him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Chun Doo-hwan, Charles the Simple, Khufu, Juliana of the Netherlands, and Amenhotep I.

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Among people born in 711 BC, Emperor Jimmu ranks 1 Among people deceased in 585 BC, Emperor Jimmu ranks 1After him is Rusa III.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Jimmu ranks 21 out of 6,048Before him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Emperor Taishō (1879), Osamu Dazai (1909), and Yasunari Kawabata (1899). After him are Yoko Ono (1933), Hideki Tojo (1884), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Olivia de Havilland (1916), Hiroo Onoda (1922), and Hattori Hanzō (1542).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Jimmu ranks 4Before him are Hirohito (1901), Emperor Meiji (1852), and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536). After him are Hideki Tojo (1884), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Himiko (175), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Emperor Ninkō (1800), and Emperor Kōkaku (1771).