1901 - 1989

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Hirohito (29 April 1901 – 7 January 1989), posthumously honored as Emperor Shōwa, was the 124th emperor of Japan, reigning from 1926 until his death in 1989. He was one of the longest-reigning monarchs in the world, with his reign of 62 years being the longest of any Japanese emperor. Hirohito was born in Aoyama, Tokyo, during the reign of his paternal grandfather, Emperor Meiji. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hirohito has received more than 14,267,903 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Hirohito is the 92nd most popular politician (down from 80th in 2019), the most popular biography from Japan and the most popular Japanese Politician.

Hirohito was the emperor of Japan from 1926 to 1989. He is most famous for being the emperor of Japan during World War II.

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  • 81.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 129

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Hirohito has had the most page views in the with 2,072,002 views, followed by Japanese (956,604), and Russian (348,799). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (705.26%), (478.46%), and Lithuanian (377.01%)


Among politicians, Hirohito ranks 92 out of 19,576Before him are Hurrem Sultan, Ronald Reagan, Kim Il-sung, Napoleon III, George Washington, and Trajan. After him are Leonid Brezhnev, Ashoka, Mary II of England, Philip II of Spain, Murad III, and Kösem Sultan.

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Among people born in 1901, Hirohito ranks 1After him are Walt Disney, Werner Heisenberg, Marlene Dietrich, Enrico Fermi, Leopold III of Belgium, Louis Armstrong, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, and Ngo Dinh Diem. Among people deceased in 1989, Hirohito ranks 3Before him are Salvador Dalí, and Nicolae Ceaușescu. After him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Bette Davis, Samuel Beckett, Herbert von Karajan, Andrei Sakharov, Ted Bundy, Konrad Lorenz, Georges Simenon, and Sergio Leone.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hirohito ranks 1 out of 6,245After him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Hokusai (1760), Akihito (1933), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Akira Kurosawa (1910), Emperor Meiji (1852), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Matsuo Bashō (1644), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542).


Among politicians born in Japan, Hirohito ranks 1After him are Emperor Meiji (1852), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Shinzō Abe (1954), Hideki Tojo (1884), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), and Takeda Shingen (1521).