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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 Nintoku's life or reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Nintoku has received more than 331,649 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Emperor Nintoku is the 2,742nd most popular politician (up from 2,921st in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Japan (up from 126th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Japanese Politician.

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

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  • 62.99

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Emperor Nintoku ranks 2,742 out of 15,577Before him are Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans, Telamon, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Longqing Emperor, Leo II, and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Valdemar III of Denmark, Fausta, John Buchan, Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, Gerard de Ridefort, and Offa of Mercia.

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Among people born in 290, Emperor Nintoku ranks 5Before him are Vitus, Pappus of Alexandria, Pope Mark, and Eulalia of Mérida. After him are Eulalia of Barcelona, Flavia Julia Constantia, Saint Faith, and Titus Calpurnius Siculus. Among people deceased in 399, Emperor Nintoku ranks 2Before him is Pope Siricius. After him are Evagrius Ponticus, Eutropius, Bahram IV, and Saint Fabiola.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Nintoku ranks 121 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Reigen (1654), Akio Morita (1921), Emperor Momozono (1741), Kakuichi Mimura (1931), Kūkai (774), and Empress Kōjun (1903). After him are Emperor Kōrei (-341), Ken Watanabe (1959), Isamu Akasaki (1929), Jiro Horikoshi (1903), Iwane Matsui (1878), and Sanada Yukimura (1567).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Nintoku ranks 41Before him are Emperor Kōshō (-505), Emperor Higashiyama (1675), Empress Meishō (1624), Emperor Go-Sai (1638), Emperor Reigen (1654), and Emperor Momozono (1741). After him are Emperor Kōrei (-341), Emperor Suinin (-69), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), Emperor Go-Daigo (1288), Emperor Kōgen (-272), and Emperor Sakuramachi (1720).