Isoroku Yamamoto

1884 - 1943

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Isoroku Yamamoto (山本 五十六, Yamamoto Isoroku, April 4, 1884 – April 18, 1943) was a Japanese Marshal Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II until his death. Yamamoto held several important posts in the IJN, and undertook many of its changes and reorganizations, especially its development of naval aviation. He was the commander-in-chief during the early years of the Pacific War and oversaw major engagements including the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isoroku Yamamoto has received more than 3,256,156 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Isoroku Yamamoto is the 37th most popular military personnel (up from 46th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Japan (up from 18th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Ishoroku Yamamoto was a Japanese military officer who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1939 to 1944. He was the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and is most famous for his role in World War II.

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Among military personnels, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 37 out of 1,466Before him are Jochi, Tariq ibn Ziyad, Flavius Aetius, T. E. Lawrence, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, and Guan Yu. After him are Baron Munchausen, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Arminius, Manfred von Richthofen, and Ernst Röhm.

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Among people born in 1884, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 4Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Amedeo Modigliani, and Harry S. Truman. After him are Bronisław Malinowski, Edvard Beneš, Hideki Tojo, İsmet İnönü, Anton Drexler, Max Brod, Édouard Daladier, and Peter Debye. Among people deceased in 1943, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 4Before him are Nikola Tesla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and David Hilbert. After him are Karl Landsteiner, Pieter Zeeman, Camille Claudel, Boris III of Bulgaria, Simone Weil, Henrik Pontoppidan, Nikolai Vavilov, and Theodor Eicke.

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Among people born in Japan, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 12 out of 5,560Before him are Akihito (1933), Emperor Meiji (1852), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Yoko Ono (1933), and Haruki Murakami (1949). After him are Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Olivia de Havilland (1916), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Naruhito (1960).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 2Before him are Oda Nobunaga (1534). After him are Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Saigō Takamori (1828), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Date Masamune (1567), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), and Tōgō Heihachirō (1848).