175 - 248

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Himiko or Pimiko (卑弥呼, c. 170–248 AD), also known as Shingi Waō (親魏倭王, "Ruler of Wa, Friend of Wei"), was a shamaness-queen of Yamatai-koku in Wakoku (倭国). Early Chinese dynastic histories chronicle tributary relations between Queen Himiko and the Cao Wei Kingdom (220–265), and record that the Yayoi period people chose her as ruler following decades of warfare among the kings of Wa. Early Japanese histories do not mention Himiko, but historians associate her with legendary figures such as Empress Consort Jingū, who was regent (c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Himiko has received more than 1,127,296 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Himiko is the 1,063rd most popular politician (down from 865th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Japan (down from 25th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Himiko ranks 1,063 out of 15,710. Before her are Sigismund I the Old, Engelbert Dollfuss, Xianfeng Emperor, Jugurtha, Dagobert I, and Louis I of Spain. After her are Aristides, Idris of Libya, Zacchaeus, Frederick I of Sweden, Grigory Zinoviev, and Pedro II of Brazil.

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Among people born in 175, Himiko ranks 2Before her is Sun Ce. After her are Zhou Yu, Ammonius Saccas, and Gan Ning. Among people deceased in 248, Himiko ranks 1After her are Pacatianus, Dongcheon of Goguryeo, Lady Triệu, and Pope Heraclas of Alexandria.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Himiko ranks 34 out of 5,560. Before her are Kanō Jigorō (1860), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Joan Fontaine (1917), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), and Morihei Ueshiba (1883). After her are Hiroshige (1797), Saigō Takamori (1828), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Sadako Sasaki (1943), Hiroo Onoda (1922), and Takeda Shingen (1521).


Among politicians born in Japan, Himiko ranks 8Before her are Emperor Meiji (1852), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Hideki Tojo (1884), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), and Lee Myung-bak (1941). After her are Takeda Shingen (1521), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Shinzō Abe (1954), and Emperor Ninkō (1800).

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