Masaharu Homma

1888 - 1946

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Masaharu Homma (本間 雅晴, Homma 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 444,106 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Masaharu Homma is the 6,373rd most popular politician (up from 9,067th in 2019), the 529th most popular biography from Japan (up from 704th in 2019) and the 199th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Masaharu Homma ranks 6,373 out of 15,710Before him are Xiao Xin, Pierre Nkurunziza, Margareta of Romania, Mithridates II of Pontus, Sardanapalus, and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. After him are Baibars II, Göran Persson, Fujiwara no Kamatari, Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, Nepherites II, and Nureddin al-Atassi.

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Among people born in 1888, Masaharu Homma ranks 74Before him are Tôn Đức Thắng, Wellington Koo, Franz Pfeffer von Salomon, Hans Knappertsbusch, Victor Goldschmidt, and Valerian Kuybyshev. After him are Clara Campoamor, Soong Ai-ling, Alphonse Juin, Grigori Sokolnikov, Domenico Tardini, and Henry A. Wallace. Among people deceased in 1946, Masaharu Homma ranks 69Before him are Anton Mussert, Henry Bergman, Jack Johnson, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Infanta María de la Paz of Spain, and Jeanne Lanvin. After him are William Joyce, Martin Gottfried Weiss, Henri Gouraud, Joseph Stilwell, Yōsuke Matsuoka, and Inayatullah Khan.

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Among people born in Japan, Masaharu Homma ranks 529 out of 5,560Before him are Ichiyō Higuchi (1872), Otozō Yamada (1881), Taira no Masakado (903), Mitsumasa Yonai (1880), Emperor Kōkō (830), and Emperor Daigo (885). After him are Fujiwara no Kamatari (614), Nobutake Kondō (1886), Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu (1902), Seiichi Itō (1890), Tokugawa Ietsugu (1709), and Takao Nishiyama (1942).


Among politicians born in Japan, Masaharu Homma ranks 199Before him are Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Rei Kawakubo (1942), Emperor Jomei (593), Mitsumasa Yonai (1880), Emperor Kōkō (830), and Emperor Daigo (885). After him are Fujiwara no Kamatari (614), Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu (1902), Tokugawa Ietsugu (1709), Hayato Ikeda (1899), Toshiki Kaifu (1931), and Tokugawa Ienari (1773).