Emperor Kōgen

272 BC - 157 BC

Emperor Kōgen

Emperor Kōgen (孝元天皇, Kōgen-tennō), also known as Ōyamatonekohikokunikuru no Mikoto (大倭根子日子国玖琉命) was the eighth legendary Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Very little is known about this Emperor due to a lack of material available for further verification and study. Kōgen is known as a "legendary emperor" among historians as his actual existence is disputed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Kōgen has received more than 121,249 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,910th most popular politician.

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  • 30

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  • 4.20

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  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Emperor Kōgen ranks 2,892 out of 14,801Before him are Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Henri, Prince of Condé, Muhammad I of Córdoba, Al-Walid II, Cleopatra Selene of Syria, and Daji. After him are Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Anne Marie d'Orléans, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Nancy Pelosi, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, and Aspar.

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Among people born in 272 BC, Emperor Kōgen ranks 1 Among people deceased in 157 BC, Emperor Kōgen ranks 2Before him is Emperor Wen of Han.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Kōgen ranks 134 out of 3,113Before him are Kobayashi Issa (1763), Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (1464), Kunishige Kamamoto (1944), Emperor Kōrei (-341), Masanobu Fukuoka (1913), and Mikao Usui (1865). After him are Sen no Rikyū (1522), Eisaku Satō (1901), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Emperor Sujin (-147), Masaru Emoto (1943), and Issei Sagawa (1949).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Kōgen ranks 47Before him are Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Emperor Suinin (-69), Emperor Nintoku (290), Emperor Go-Sai (1638), Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (1464), and Emperor Kōrei (-341). After him are Eisaku Satō (1901), Emperor Sujin (-147), Emperor Kanmu (737), Emperor Kaika (-208), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), and Naoto Kan (1946).

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