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Empress Michiko

1934 - Today

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Michiko (美智子, born Michiko Shōda [正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko] on 20 October 1934) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan. She was Empress of Japan as the wife of Akihito, the 125th Emperor of Japan reigning from 7 January 1989 to 30 April 2019. Michiko married Crown Prince Akihito and became the Crown Princess of Japan in 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Empress Michiko has received more than 1,950,007 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 46 in 2019). Empress Michiko is the 12th most popular celebrity (up from 15th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Japan (up from 67th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Celebrity.

Empress Michiko is most famous for being the wife of Emperor Akihito and the mother of Crown Prince Naruhito.

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  • 2.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among celebrities, Empress Michiko ranks 12 out of 181Before her are Kaspar Hauser, Robert Wadlow, Simonetta Vespucci, Buffalo Bill, Lina Medina, and Black Dahlia. After her are Jon Brower Minnoch, Millvina Dean, Joseph Merrick, Mary Anning, Monica Lewinsky, and Philippe Petit.

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Among people born in 1934, Empress Michiko ranks 22Before her are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Jane Goodall, Paul Ekman, Sydney Pollack, Vavá, and Ulrike Meinhof. After her are Alexei Leonov, Manuel Noriega, Stjepan Mesić, Richard Chamberlain, Ronald Wayne, and Pierre Richard.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Empress Michiko ranks 56 out of 6,048Before her are Utamaro (1753), Isao Takahata (1935), Soichiro Honda (1906), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Joan Fontaine (1917), and Yasujirō Ozu (1903). After her are Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Yoshihide Suga (1948), Shinzō Abe (1954), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), and Emperor Suizei (-669).


Among celebrities born in Japan, Empress Michiko ranks 1After her are Riyo Mori (1986) and Erika Toda (1988).