Kakuei Tanaka

1918 - 1993

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Kakuei Tanaka (田中 角栄 or 田中 角榮, Tanaka Kakuei, 4 May 1918 – 16 December 1993) was a Japanese politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1947 to 1990, and was Prime Minister of Japan from 1972 to 1974. After a power struggle with Takeo Fukuda, he became the most influential member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party from the mid-1960s until the mid-1980s. He was a central figure in several political scandals, culminating in the Lockheed bribery scandals of 1976 which led to his arrest and trial; he was found guilty by two lower courts, but his case remained open before the Supreme Court through his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kakuei Tanaka has received more than 265,514 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Kakuei Tanaka is the 5,005th most popular politician (down from 4,795th in 2019), the 352nd most popular biography from Japan (down from 329th in 2019) and the 120th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 5,005 out of 15,710Before him are Hashim Thaçi, Alexander Orlov, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Philip II, Anna of Hohenstaufen, and Mohamed Ennaceur. After him are Franz Xaver Schwarz, Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Hastings Banda, Cyril Genik, Al-Rashid of Morocco, and Gaius Calpurnius Piso.

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Among people born in 1918, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 70Before him are Arthur Kornberg, Paul D. Boyer, Jean-Marie Loret, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Yigal Allon, and Gabriel Axel. After him are Jerome Robbins, Kevin A. Lynch, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, B. K. S. Iyengar, João Figueiredo, and Philip José Farmer. Among people deceased in 1993, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 53Before him are Severo Ochoa, Lucia Popp, György Sárosi, Arthur Ashe, Léo Ferré, and Helen Hayes. After him are Eddie Constantine, Bruno Pontecorvo, Silvina Ocampo, Don Ameche, Luciano Leggio, and Leonid Gaidai.

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Among people born in Japan, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 352 out of 5,560Before him are Seki Takakazu (1642), Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), Ashikaga Yoshiaki (1537), Otoya Yamaguchi (1943), Kenzō Takada (1939), and Takashi Mizuno (1931). After him are Oichi (1547), Kōki Hirota (1878), Emperor Shōmu (701), Go Nagai (1945), Tomiichi Murayama (1924), and Fukusaburo Harada (null).


Among politicians born in Japan, Kakuei Tanaka ranks 120Before him are Emperor Buretsu (489), Inejiro Asanuma (1898), Emperor Bidatsu (538), Mamoru Shigemitsu (1887), Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855), and Ashikaga Yoshiaki (1537). After him are Oichi (1547), Kōki Hirota (1878), Emperor Shōmu (701), Tomiichi Murayama (1924), Emperor Yūryaku (418), and Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536).