Jiroemon Kimura

1897 - 1897

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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 man 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, at 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 1,505,789 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Jiroemon Kimura is the 4,011th most popular politician (down from 3,808th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Japan (down from 212th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Japanese Politician.

Jiroemon Kimura was most famous for being the oldest man in recorded history. He was born on April 19, 1897 and died on June 12, 2013.

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Among politicians, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 4,011 out of 15,710Before him are Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Roman the Great, Robert I, Count of Flanders, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and William, Duke of Nassau. After him are Haitham bin Tariq, Paolo Gentiloni, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, Birger, King of Sweden, Simonetta Sommaruga, and Rudy Giuliani.

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Among people born in 1897, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 55Before him are Georg Wittig, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Leonid Govorov, Virginia Henderson, Dmitry Pavlov, and Tarjei Vesaas. After him are Hans Baur, Ye Jianying, Yeghishe Charents, Sidney Bechet, Winifred Wagner, and Philippe Soupault. Among people deceased in 1897, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 13Before him are Edward Drinker Cope, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, James Joseph Sylvester, Savitribai Phule, Albert Marth, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier. After him are Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Sebastian Kneipp, Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Salomon August Andrée, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, and Giuseppina Strepponi.

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Among people born in Japan, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 231 out of 5,560Before him are Yasuo Haruyama (1906), Masamune (1300), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Saburō Sakai (1916), Shumpei Inoue (null), and Masao Ono (1923). After him are Takashi Takabayashi (1931), Emperor Hanzei (336), Masao Nozawa (null), Ko Yong-hui (1952), Emperor Tenmu (631), and Yukio Goto (null).


Among politicians born in Japan, Jiroemon Kimura ranks 76Before him are Emperor Antoku (1178), Emperor Kenzō (450), Yamato Takeru (72), Empress Jingū (169), Emperor Chūai (149), and Masamune (1300). After him are Emperor Hanzei (336), Ko Yong-hui (1952), Emperor Tenmu (631), Kantarō Suzuki (1868), Katsura Tarō (1848), and Emperor Ankō (401).