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Hajime Sugiyama

1880 - 1945

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Hajime Sugiyama (杉山 元, Sugiyama Hajime / Sugiyama Gen, January 1, 1880 – September 12, 1945) was a Japanese field marshal and one of the leaders of Japan's military throughout most of World War II. As Army Minister in 1937, Sugiyama was a driving force behind the launch of hostilities against China in retaliation for the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. After being named the Army’s Chief of Staff in 1940, he became a leading advocate for expansion into Southeast Asia and preventive war against the United States. Upon the outbreak of hostilities in the Pacific, Sugiyama served as the army’s commander-in-chief until his removal by Prime Minister Hideki Tojo in February 1944. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hajime Sugiyama has received more than 211,418 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hajime Sugiyama is the 6,904th most popular politician (up from 6,994th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Japan (up from 590th in 2019) and the 212th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Hajime Sugiyama ranks 6,904 out of 15,577Before him are Pierre Bérégovoy, Su Tseng-chang, Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza, Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt, Podalirius, and Seonjong of Goryeo. After him are Thorbjörn Fälldin, Masaharu Homma, Sati Beg, Géraud Duroc, Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen.

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Among people born in 1880, Hajime Sugiyama ranks 66Before him are Grock, Prince Georg of Bavaria, Tod Browning, Robert Stolz, Abram Ioffe, and Jacques Thibaud. After him are Yōsuke Matsuoka, Fethi Okyar, Lincoln Ellsworth, Osami Nagano, Nikolaj Velimirović, and Volodymyr Vynnychenko. Among people deceased in 1945, Hajime Sugiyama ranks 129Before him are Le Pétomane, Fritz Klingenberg, Robert Brasillach, Seiichi Itō, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, and Alexander Siloti. After him are Leonardo Conti, Eduard Bloch, Joseph Darnand, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., Zinaida Gippius, and Hans von Dohnanyi.

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Among people born in Japan, Hajime Sugiyama ranks 520 out of 6,048Before him are Yoshihiko Noda (1957), Toshio Hirabayashi (null), Kondō Isami (1834), Sadaharu Oh (1940), Taro Kagawa (1922), and Akiko Wakabayashi (1941). After him are Masaharu Homma (1888), Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), Takahashi Korekiyo (1854), Emperor Suzaku (923), Satoru Iwata (1959), and Waichiro Omura (1933).


Among politicians born in Japan, Hajime Sugiyama ranks 212Before him are Yamada Nagamasa (1590), Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793), Fujiwara no Michinaga (966), Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Yoshihiko Noda (1957), and Kondō Isami (1834). After him are Masaharu Homma (1888), Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), Takahashi Korekiyo (1854), Emperor Suzaku (923), Masayoshi Ōhira (1910), and Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880).