Hideki Tojo

1884 - 1948

Hideki Tojo

Hideki Tojo (December 30, 1884 – December 23, 1948) was a Japanese politician and general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association for the majority of World War II. Before becoming Japan's head of government, Tojo was among the most outspoken proponents for preventive war against the United States during deliberations leading to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Upon becoming Prime Minister in October 17, 1941, he presided over the conquest of much of the West's territories in Asia and the Pacific until the defeat of Japanese forces at Midway and Guadalcanal. During his years in power, he also oversaw the perpetration of numerous war crimes including the systematic massacre and starvation of civilians and prisoners of war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hideki Tojo has received more than 2,642,092 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 690th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Hideki Tojo ranks 685 out of 14,801Before him are Ibn Saud, Merovech, Boudica, Æthelstan, Vladislaus II of Hungary, and Publius Quinctilius Varus. After him are Ahab, Robert Mugabe, Gorm the Old, Maximinus Thrax, Vidkun Quisling, and Umberto II of Italy.

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Among people born in 1884, Hideki Tojo ranks 7Before him are Harry S. Truman, Amedeo Modigliani, Isoroku Yamamoto, İsmet İnönü, Edvard Beneš, and Bronisław Malinowski. After him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Édouard Daladier, Anton Drexler, Peter Debye, Franz Halder, and Max Brod. Among people deceased in 1948, Hideki Tojo ranks 6Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Sergei Eisenstein, Mileva Marić, Franz Lehár, and Edvard Beneš. After him are Antonin Artaud, Walther von Brauchitsch, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Osamu Dazai, Andrei Zhdanov, and Folke Bernadotte.

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Among people born in Japan, Hideki Tojo ranks 22 out of 3,113Before him are Chiune Sugihara (1900), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Naruhito (1960), Emperor Jimmu (-711), and Emperor Taishō (1879). After him are Osamu Tezuka (1928), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Himiko (175), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), and Morihei Ueshiba (1883).