Isoroku Yamamoto

1884 - 1943

Isoroku Yamamoto

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 2,729,983 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 46th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 46 out of 1,194Before him are Tariq ibn Ziyad, Karl Dönitz, Gerd von Rundstedt, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Vasily Zaitsev, and Belisarius. After him are Germanicus, Erich Ludendorff, T. E. Lawrence, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Otto Skorzeny, and Joseph Radetzky von Radetz.

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Among people born in 1884, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 3Before him are Harry S. Truman and Amedeo Modigliani. After him are İsmet İnönü, Edvard Beneš, Bronisław Malinowski, Hideki Tojo, Eleanor Roosevelt, Édouard Daladier, Anton Drexler, Peter Debye, and Franz Halder. Among people deceased in 1943, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 6Before him are Nikola Tesla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, David Hilbert, Karl Landsteiner, and Pieter Zeeman. After him are Simone Weil, Boris III of Bulgaria, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, Beatrix Potter, and Theodor Eicke.

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Among people born in Japan, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 18 out of 3,113Before him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Meiji (1852), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), Chiune Sugihara (1900), and Yasunari Kawabata (1899). After him are Naruhito (1960), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Emperor Taishō (1879), Hideki Tojo (1884), Osamu Tezuka (1928), and Hattori Hanzō (1542).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Isoroku Yamamoto ranks 3Before him are Oda Nobunaga (1534) and Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542). After him are Hattori Hanzō (1542), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Saigō Takamori (1828), Date Masamune (1567), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), and Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891).

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