Jiroemon Kimura

1897 - 1897

Jiroemon Kimura

Jiroemon Kimura (木村 次郎右衛門, Kimura Jirōemon, 19 April 1897 – 12 June 2013) was a Japanese supercentenarian who lived for 116 years and 54 days. He became the oldest verified male in history on 28 December 2012, when he surpassed the age of Christian Mortensen who had died in 1998. Kimura died from natural causes on 12 June 2013, in a hospital in his hometown of Kyōtango, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jiroemon Kimura has received more than 1,197,975 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,834th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 3,811 out of 14,801Before him are Guy, Count of Flanders, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, Louis I of Etruria, Francis II, Duke of Brittany, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, and Philotas. After him are Wamba, Nobuyuki Abe, Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Alexandre Pétion, René II, Duke of Lorraine, and Jules de Polignac.

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Among people born in 1897, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 52Before him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Vlado Chernozemski, Leonid Govorov, Yeghishe Charents, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, and Gershom Scholem. After him are Herbert Gille, Hans Baur, Theodor Busse, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Karl Löwith, and Hans Speidel. Among people deceased in 1897, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 11Before him are Jacob Burckhardt, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Edward Drinker Cope, James Joseph Sylvester, Savitribai Phule, and Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria. After him are Sebastian Kneipp, Albert Marth, Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Salomon August Andrée, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 212 out of 3,113Before him are Kitarō (1953), Masahiko Kimura (1917), Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), Kyu Sakamoto (1941), Emperor Ingyō (376), and Yohji Yamamoto (1943). After him are Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Takashi Shimura (1905), Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935), Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127), Shoko Asahara (1955), and Toshihide Maskawa (1940).


Among politicians born in Japan, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 88Before him are Emperor Kenzō (450), Emperor Kōtoku (596), Emperor Senka (467), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), and Emperor Ingyō (376). After him are Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935), Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127), Issey Miyake (1938), Emperor Seinei (444), and Terauchi Masatake (1852).

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