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Imagawa Yoshimoto

1519 - 1560

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Imagawa Yoshimoto (今川 義元, 1519 – June 12, 1560) was a Japanese daimyō (feudal lord) of the Sengoku period. Based in Suruga Province, he was known as "The number one Daimyō in the Tōkaidō" (海道一の弓取り, Kaidō-ichi no Yumitori); he was one of the three daimyō that dominated the Tōkaidō region. He died in 1560 while marching to Kyoto to become Shogun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Imagawa Yoshimoto has received more than 297,035 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Imagawa Yoshimoto is the 3,576th most popular politician (up from 3,737th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Japan (up from 201st in 2019) and the 66th most popular Japanese Politician.

Imagawa Yoshimoto was a Japanese daimyo who is most famous for his failed invasion of the neighboring Owari Province in 1560.

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Among politicians, Imagawa Yoshimoto ranks 3,576 out of 15,577Before him are Mircea II of Wallachia, Louis, Count of Évreux, Hiero I of Syracuse, Blaise Compaoré, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, and Phocion. After him are Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Emperor Wenzong of Tang, Onjo of Baekje, Aristagoras, and Mundzuk.

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Among people born in 1519, Imagawa Yoshimoto ranks 11Before him are Gaspard II de Coligny, Francis, Duke of Guise, Occhiali, Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, and Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset. After him are Antonis Mor, Andrea Cesalpino, Thomas Gresham, Frans Floris, Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Among people deceased in 1560, Imagawa Yoshimoto ranks 7Before him are Francis II of France, Gustav I of Sweden, Philip Melanchthon, Andrea Doria, Anastasia Romanovna, and Mary of Guise. After him are Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Joachim du Bellay, Jan Mandijn, Melchor Cano, Nicolas Gombert, and Domingo de Soto.

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Among people born in Japan, Imagawa Yoshimoto ranks 178 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Kanmu (737), Empress Genshō (680), Emperor Richū (336), Zeami Motokiyo (1363), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), and Naoto Kan (1946). After him are Emperor Antoku (1178), Masamune (1300), Emperor Tenmu (631), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), Sen no Rikyū (1522), and Ōkuma Shigenobu (1838).


Among politicians born in Japan, Imagawa Yoshimoto ranks 66Before him are Yasuhiro Nakasone (1918), Emperor Tenji (626), Emperor Kanmu (737), Empress Genshō (680), Emperor Richū (336), and Naoto Kan (1946). After him are Emperor Antoku (1178), Masamune (1300), Emperor Tenmu (631), Ōkuma Shigenobu (1838), Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), and Emperor Kōtoku (596).