Emperor Ninkō

1800 - 1846

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Emperor Ninkō (仁孝天皇, Ninkō-tennō, 16 March 1800 – 21 February 1846) was the 120th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Ninkō's reign spanned the years from 1817 until his death in 1846, and saw further deterioration of the power of the ruling Shōgun. Disasters, which included famine, combined with corruption and increasing Western interference, helped to erode public trust in the bakufu government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Ninkō has received more than 563,442 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Emperor Ninkō is the 1,548th most popular politician (down from 1,300th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Japan (down from 47th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Japanese Politician.

Emperor Ninkō is most famous for the Tenpō Reforms, which were a series of economic and political reforms that he enacted during his reign.

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Among politicians, Emperor Ninkō ranks 1,548 out of 15,710Before him are Felix Yusupov, Möngke Khan, Nancy Pelosi, Tiberius II Constantine, Æthelred the Unready, and Henry II of Navarre. After him are Ahmad Sanjar, Josef Kramer, Emperor Kōkaku, Lajos Kossuth, Gongmin of Goryeo, and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria.

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Among people born in 1800, Emperor Ninkō ranks 6Before him are Friedrich Wöhler, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Charles Goodyear, Millard Fillmore, and Henry Fox Talbot. After him are France Prešeren, James Clark Ross, John Edward Gray, Lars Levi Laestadius, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, and Ludwig Ritter von Köchel. Among people deceased in 1846, Emperor Ninkō ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory XVI, Louis Bonaparte, Friedrich Bessel, and Friedrich List. After him are Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, Rodolphe Töpffer, Otto von Kotzebue, Andrew Kim Taegon, Domenico Dragonetti, and Jean-Gaspard Deburau.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Ninkō ranks 56 out of 5,560Before him are Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Liv Ullmann (1938), Shinzō Abe (1954), Jiro Horikoshi (1903), and Takeshi Kitano (1947). After him are Emperor Kōkaku (1771), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Date Masamune (1567), Utamaro (1753), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), and Akechi Mitsuhide (1526).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Ninkō ranks 14Before him are Himiko (175), Takeda Shingen (1521), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Itō Hirobumi (1841), and Shinzō Abe (1954). After him are Emperor Kōkaku (1771), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Koxinga (1624), Emperor Suizei (-669), and Tomoe Gozen (1157).