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Emperor Montoku

827 - 858

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Emperor Montoku (文徳天皇, Montoku-tennō) (August 826 – 7 October 858) was the 55th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Montoku's reign lasted from 850 to 858. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Montoku has received more than 115,799 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Emperor Montoku is the 6,216th most popular politician (down from 6,026th in 2019), the 441st most popular biography from Japan (up from 479th in 2019) and the 185th most popular Japanese Politician.

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  • 29

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Among politicians, Emperor Montoku ranks 6,216 out of 15,577Before him are Mehdi Bazargan, Håkan the Red, Omar Suleiman, Alix of France, Adalbert, Margrave of Austria, and Eugen Ehrlich. After him are Ivan Asen III of Bulgaria, Merenhor, William Clito, Lester B. Pearson, Augustinas Voldemaras, and Sukjong of Goryeo.

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Among people born in 827, Emperor Montoku ranks 2Before him is Ibn al-Rawandi. After him is Ali ibn Muhammad. Among people deceased in 858, Emperor Montoku ranks 4Before him are Pope Benedict III, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, and Kenneth MacAlpin. After him are Li Shangyin and Sedulius Scottus.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Emperor Montoku ranks 441 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Go-Hanazono (1419), Shoichi Nishimura (1912), Shiro Azumi (null), Ryū Murakami (1952), Emperor Ninmyō (808), and Takeda Sōkaku (1859). After him are Morihiro Hosokawa (1938), Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), Shiro Misaki (null), Kinji Fukasaku (1930), Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536), and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa (1920).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Montoku ranks 185Before him are Emperor Shijō (1231), Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), Takeo Fukuda (1905), Emperor Go-Hanazono (1419), Emperor Ninmyō (808), and Takeda Sōkaku (1859). After him are Morihiro Hosokawa (1938), Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Emperor Go-Horikawa (1212), Emperor Jomei (593), and Emperor Kōkō (830).