Emperor Tenmu

631 - 686

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Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Tenmu has received more than 170,224 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Emperor Tenmu is the 4,055th most popular politician (down from 3,548th in 2019), the 236th most popular biography from Japan (down from 186th in 2019) and the 79th most popular Japanese Politician.

Tenmu was the son of Emperor Jomei and Empress Suiko. He was a skilled general and a good ruler. Tenmu is most famous for his role in the Taika Reforms, which were a series of reforms that helped to unify Japan.

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Among politicians, Emperor Tenmu ranks 4,055 out of 15,710Before him are Mathieu Kérékou, Francis Walsingham, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, William I, Duke of Aquitaine, Louis III of Anjou, and Valerius Valens. After him are Henry V, Duke of Bavaria, Moša Pijade, Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, Artaphernes, and Stephen II, Ban of Bosnia.

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Among people born in 631, Emperor Tenmu ranks 1After him is Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr. Among people deceased in 686, Emperor Tenmu ranks 2Before him is Pope John V. After him are Umamah bint Zainab, Centwine of Wessex, and Eadric of Kent.

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Among people born in Japan, Emperor Tenmu ranks 236 out of 5,560Before him are Masao Ono (1923), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), Takashi Takabayashi (1931), Emperor Hanzei (336), Masao Nozawa (null), and Ko Yong-hui (1952). After him are Yukio Goto (null), Haruo Arima (null), Antonio Inoki (1943), Kantarō Suzuki (1868), Suzuki Harunobu (1725), and Yanosuke Watanabe (null).


Among politicians born in Japan, Emperor Tenmu ranks 79Before him are Empress Jingū (169), Emperor Chūai (149), Masamune (1300), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), Emperor Hanzei (336), and Ko Yong-hui (1952). After him are Kantarō Suzuki (1868), Katsura Tarō (1848), Emperor Ankō (401), Mōri Motonari (1497), Terauchi Masatake (1852), and Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684).