Emperor Jimmu

711 BC - 585 BC

Emperor Jimmu

Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇, Jinmu-tennō) was the first Emperor of Japan according to legend. 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 1,240,115 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 525th most popular politician.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.75

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Among politicians, Emperor Jimmu ranks 521 out of 14,801Before him are Geronimo, Georges Clemenceau, Sergio Mattarella, Władysław II Jagiełło, Maximian, and Didius Julianus. After him are Agrippina the Younger, Robert F. Kennedy, Eduard Shevardnadze, Abdulmejid II, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Leopold II of Belgium.

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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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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Emperor Jimmu ranks 20 out of 3,113Before him are Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), Chiune Sugihara (1900), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), and Naruhito (1960). After him are Emperor Taishō (1879), Hideki Tojo (1884), Osamu Tezuka (1928), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Himiko (175), and Gichin Funakoshi (1868).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Jimmu ranks 4Before him are Hirohito (1901), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), and Emperor Meiji (1852). After him are Hideki Tojo (1884), Himiko (175), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Takeda Shingen (1521), Shinzō Abe (1954), Emperor Kōmei (1831), and Emperor Ninkō (1800).

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