Emperor Kōmei

1831 - 1867

Emperor Kōmei

Emperor Kōmei (孝明天皇, Kōmei-tennō, 22 July 1831 – 30 January 1867) was the 121st Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Kōmei's reign spanned the years from 1846 through 1867, corresponding to the final years of the Edo period.During his reign there was much internal turmoil as a result of Japan's first major contact with the United States, which occurred under Commodore Perry in 1853 and 1854, and the subsequent forced re-opening of Japan to western nations, ending a 220-year period of national seclusion. Emperor Kōmei did not care much for anything foreign, and he opposed opening Japan to Western powers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Kōmei has received more than 703,709 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,251st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Emperor Kōmei ranks 1,245 out of 14,801Before him are Walther Funk, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Friedrich Ratzel, Zhao Ziyang, Warren G. Harding, and Albert Lebrun. After him are Emperor Wen of Sui, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Scorpion I, Libius Severus, Joe Biden, and Ananda Mahidol.

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Among people born in 1831, Emperor Kōmei ranks 8Before him are Sitting Bull, Frederick III, German Emperor, Helena Blavatsky, John Stith Pemberton, James A. Garfield, and Xianfeng Emperor. After him are Leo von Caprivi, Richard Dedekind, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Johann Martin Schleyer, Eduard Suess, and Cheoljong of Joseon. Among people deceased in 1867, Emperor Kōmei ranks 6Before him are Michael Faraday, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Maximilian I of Mexico, and Théodore Rousseau. After him are Franz Bopp, Otto of Greece, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Maria Theresa of Austria.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Kōmei ranks 43 out of 3,113Before him are Shinzō Abe (1954), Empress Michiko (1934), Hiroshige (1797), Yayoi Kusama (1929), Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945), and Date Masamune (1567). After him are Soichiro Honda (1906), Osamu Dazai (1909), Sadako Sasaki (1943), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Itō Hirobumi (1841), and Hiroo Onoda (1922).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Kōmei ranks 11Before him are Hideki Tojo (1884), Himiko (175), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Takeda Shingen (1521), and Shinzō Abe (1954). After him are Emperor Ninkō (1800), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Emperor Suizei (-669), and Koxinga (1624).

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