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 accession 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 Hyuga 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 1,759,659 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Emperor Jimmu is the 620th most popular politician (down from 520th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Japan (down from 20th in 2019) 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 620 out of 15,710Before him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Claudius Gothicus, Nurhaci, Suharto, Vidkun Quisling, and Arthur Seyss-Inquart. After him are Catiline, Mobutu Sese Seko, Valentinian I, Mustafa IV, Enrico Dandolo, and Hezekiah.

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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 5,560Before him are Murasaki Shikibu (973), Olivia de Havilland (1916), Yukio Mishima (1925), Naruhito (1960), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), and Emperor Taishō (1879). After him are Hattori Hanzō (1542), Hideki Tojo (1884), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Osamu Tezuka (1928), and Isao Takahata (1935).


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), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Himiko (175), Takeda Shingen (1521), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), and Itō Hirobumi (1841).