Empress Michiko

1934 - Today

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Michiko (美智子, born Michiko Shōda (正田美智子, Shōda Michiko), 20 October 1934) is a member of the Imperial House of Japan who served as the Empress consort 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. She was the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Empress Michiko has received more than 1,510,251 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Empress Michiko is the 15th most popular celebrity (down from 10th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Japan (down from 38th 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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  • 73.77

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among celebrities, Empress Michiko ranks 15 out of 184Before her are Lina Medina, Joseph Merrick, Simonetta Vespucci, Black Dahlia, Millvina Dean, and Anna Anderson. After her are Mary Mallon, Monica Lewinsky, Margaret Brown, Rosalia Lombardo, Rodney King, and Kim Kardashian.

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Among people born in 1934, Empress Michiko ranks 27Before her are Paul Ekman, Vavá, Stjepan Mesić, Richard Chamberlain, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Pierre Richard. After her are Richard Meier, Bill Russell, Alan Arkin, Jacques Anquetil, Paco Rabanne, and Diana Wynne Jones.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Empress Michiko ranks 67 out of 5,560Before her are Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Koxinga (1624), Natsume Sōseki (1867), Emperor Suizei (-669), and Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891). After her are Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Benkei (1155), Shirō Ishii (1892), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Kenzō Tange (1913), and Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916).


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