1901 - 1989


Hirohito (裕仁, 29 April 1901 – 7 January 1989) was the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned as the emperor of the Empire of Japan (大日本帝國) from 25 December 1926 until 2 May 1947 and of the state of Japan (日本国) from 3 May 1947 until his death on 7 January 1989. He was succeeded by his fifth child and eldest son, Akihito. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hirohito has received more than 7,286,467 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 79th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Hirohito ranks 78 out of 14,801Before him are Benjamin Franklin, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Vladimir Putin, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Napoleon III, and Mary II of England. After him are Margaret Thatcher, Nebuchadnezzar II, Diocletian, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Heinrich Himmler, and Louis XV of France.

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

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Among people born in Japan, Hirohito ranks 1 out of 3,113After him are Akihito (1933), Matsuo Bashō (1644), Hokusai (1760), Akira Kurosawa (1910), Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Yoko Ono (1933), and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536).


Among politicians born in Japan, Hirohito ranks 1After him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Meiji (1852), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Hideki Tojo (1884), Himiko (175), 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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