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Himiko or Pimiko (卑弥呼, c. 170–248 AD) 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 1,033,743 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 871st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Himiko ranks 866 out of 14,801Before her are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Al-Ma'mun, Josiah, George Marshall, Justinian II, and Christian I of Denmark. After her are Shaka, Yitzhak Shamir, Farouk of Egypt, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Sukjong of Joseon, and Władysław III of Poland.

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Among people born in 175, Himiko ranks 1After her are Zhou Yu, Sun Ce, 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 25 out of 3,113Before her are Naruhito (1960), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Emperor Taishō (1879), Hideki Tojo (1884), Osamu Tezuka (1928), and Hattori Hanzō (1542). After her are Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), and Lee Myung-bak (1941).


Among politicians born in Japan, Himiko ranks 6Before her are Hirohito (1901), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Meiji (1852), Emperor Jimmu (-711), and Hideki Tojo (1884). After her are Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Takeda Shingen (1521), Shinzō Abe (1954), Emperor Kōmei (1831), and Emperor Ninkō (1800).

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