Emperor Nintoku

290 - 399

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Emperor Nintoku (仁徳天皇, Nintoku-tennō), also known as Ohosazaki no Sumeramikoto (大鷦鷯天皇) was the 16th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Due to his reputation for goodness derived from depictions in the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, he is sometimes referred to as the Saint Emperor, (聖帝, Hijiri-no-mikado). While his existence is generally accepted as fact, no firm dates can be assigned to this Emperor's life or reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Nintoku has received more than 265,466 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Emperor Nintoku is the 2,925th most popular politician (down from 2,774th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Japan (down from 125th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Japanese Politician.

Emperor Nintoku is most famous for building the first large-scale irrigation system in Japan.

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Among politicians, Emperor Nintoku ranks 2,925 out of 15,710Before him are Zalman Shazar, Arsinoe III of Egypt, Rajendra Prasad, Beatrice of Portugal, Dmitry Ustinov, and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. After him are Cassius Chaerea, Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia, Hiero I of Syracuse, Absalon, Daji, and Canute Lavard.

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Among people born in 290, Emperor Nintoku ranks 5Before him are Vitus, Pope Mark, Pappus of Alexandria, and Eulalia of Mérida. After him are Eulalia of Barcelona, Titus Calpurnius Siculus, and Flavia Julia Constantia. Among people deceased in 399, Emperor Nintoku ranks 3Before him are Pope Siricius and Evagrius Ponticus. After him are Eutropius and Bahram IV.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Nintoku ranks 126 out of 5,560Before him are Empress Kōjun (1903), Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Arata Isozaki (1931), Momofuku Ando (1910), and Toyotomi Hideyori (1593). After him are Masanobu Fukuoka (1913), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Emperor Kōrei (-341), Junichiro Koizumi (1942), Hisataka Okamoto (1933), and Zeami Motokiyo (1363).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Nintoku ranks 38Before him are Emperor Kōan (-427), Hōjō Tokimune (1251), Emperor Reigen (1654), Emperor Higashiyama (1675), Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), and Kuniaki Koiso (1880). After him are Emperor Kōrei (-341), Junichiro Koizumi (1942), Emperor Ōjin (210), Emperor Suinin (-69), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), and Emperor Go-Sai (1638).