Masaharu Homma

1888 - 1946

Photo of Masaharu Homma

Icon of person Masaharu Homma

Masaharu Homma (本間 雅晴, Honma Masaharu, November 27, 1887 – April 3, 1946) was a lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Homma commanded the Japanese 14th Army, which invaded the Philippines and perpetrated the Bataan Death March. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masaharu Homma has received more than 513,790 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Masaharu Homma is the 6,906th most popular politician (down from 6,366th in 2019), the 521st most popular biography from Japan (up from 529th in 2019) and the 213th most popular Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 510k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Masaharu Hommas by language


Among politicians, Masaharu Homma ranks 6,906 out of 15,577Before him are Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza, Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt, Podalirius, Seonjong of Goryeo, Hajime Sugiyama, and Thorbjörn Fälldin. After him are Sati Beg, Géraud Duroc, Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen, Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre, and Jovinus.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1888, Masaharu Homma ranks 76Before him are Louis Durey, Franz Pfeffer von Salomon, Vicki Baum, Wellington Koo, Henry A. Wallace, and Prince Axel of Denmark. After him are Fritz Reiner, Clara Campoamor, Grigori Sokolnikov, Gunichi Mikawa, Soong Ai-ling, and Victor Goldschmidt. Among people deceased in 1946, Masaharu Homma ranks 68Before him are Max Koegel, Arthur Greiser, Jeanne Lanvin, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Infanta María de la Paz of Spain, and William Joyce. After him are Louis Slotin, Mihai Antonescu, Yōsuke Matsuoka, Martin Gottfried Weiss, Henri Gouraud, and George Washington.

Others Born in 1888

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1946

Go to all Rankings

In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masaharu Homma ranks 521 out of 6,048Before him are Toshio Hirabayashi (null), Kondō Isami (1834), Sadaharu Oh (1940), Taro Kagawa (1922), Akiko Wakabayashi (1941), and Hajime Sugiyama (1880). After him are Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), Takahashi Korekiyo (1854), Emperor Suzaku (923), Satoru Iwata (1959), Waichiro Omura (1933), and Kiyoo Kanda (1900).


Among politicians born in Japan, Masaharu Homma ranks 213Before him are Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793), Fujiwara no Michinaga (966), Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Yoshihiko Noda (1957), Kondō Isami (1834), and Hajime Sugiyama (1880). After him are Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), Takahashi Korekiyo (1854), Emperor Suzaku (923), Masayoshi Ōhira (1910), Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880), and Emperor Junnin (733).