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Ii Naosuke

1815 - 1860

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Ii Naosuke (井伊 直弼, November 29, 1815 – March 24, 1860) was daimyō of Hikone (1850–1860) and also Tairō of the Tokugawa shogunate, Japan, a position he held from April 23, 1858, until his death, assassinated in the Sakuradamon Incident on March 24, 1860. He is most famous for signing the Harris Treaty with the United States, granting access to ports for trade to American merchants and seamen and extraterritoriality to American citizens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ii Naosuke has received more than 177,883 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Ii Naosuke is the 8,495th most popular politician (down from 7,638th in 2019), the 676th most popular biography from Japan (down from 647th in 2019) and the 259th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Ii Naosuke ranks 8,495 out of 15,577Before him are Matilda of Habsburg, Corrado Gini, Al-Mu'azzam Isa, Edward Balliol, Manuel de Arriaga, and Jean Rapp. After him are Alpaida, Sabinianus, Micheon of Goguryeo, Manea Mănescu, Gerhard Klopfer, and Piet de Jong.

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Among people born in 1815, Ii Naosuke ranks 29Before him are Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eugène Marin Labiche, Alexander von Middendorff, John A. Macdonald, and Wilhelm Peters. After him are Horace Wells, Ang Mey, James Curtis Hepburn, Louis Le Chatelier, Robert Remak, and Temistocle Solera. Among people deceased in 1860, Ii Naosuke ranks 25Before him are Ernst Moritz Arndt, Ang Duong, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, and Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. After him are Charles Barry, Duchess Marie of Württemberg, Ferdinand Christian Baur, Joseph Cafasso, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, and Aleksey Khomyakov.

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Among people born in Japan, Ii Naosuke ranks 676 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Horikawa (1079), Shigeru Ban (1957), Inoue Kaoru (1836), Shigeko Higashikuni (1925), Yuki Fushimi (1950), and Soga no Umako (551). After him are Yasuo Haruyama (1906), Hiroshi Teshigahara (1927), Kazu Naoki (1918), Ueda Akinari (1734), Motobu Chōki (1870), and Yoshitaka Amano (1952).


Among politicians born in Japan, Ii Naosuke ranks 259Before him are Hosokawa Gracia (1563), Emperor Sanjō (976), Fusako Shigenobu (1945), Emperor Reizei (949), Emperor Horikawa (1079), and Inoue Kaoru (1836). After him are Keisai Eisen (1790), Wakatsuki Reijirō (1866), Ukita Hideie (1573), Iwakura Tomomi (1825), Kujō Yoritsune (1218), and Tanzan Ishibashi (1884).