Masahiko Kimura

1917 - 1993

Masahiko Kimura

Masahiko Kimura (木村 政彦, Kimura Masahiko, September 10, 1917 – April 18, 1993) was a Japanese judoka and professional wrestler who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. In submission grappling, the reverse ude-garami arm lock is often called the "Kimura", due to his famous victory over Gracie jiu-jitsu developer Hélio Gracie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masahiko Kimura has received more than 427,093 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 430k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Masahiko Kimura ranks 5 out of 562Before him are Hulk Hogan, Kane, André the Giant, and The French Angel. After him are Anton Geesink, Antonio Inoki, John Cena, Bayram Şit, Dave Bautista, The Undertaker, and Ric Flair.

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Among people born in 1917, Masahiko Kimura ranks 51Before him are Herbert A. Hauptman, John Cornforth, Violeta Parra, Rodney Robert Porter, Dinu Lipatti, and William Standish Knowles. After him are Louis Zamperini, Barry Nelson, Jane Wyman, Manolete, Buddy Rich, and Maurice Duverger. Among people deceased in 1993, Masahiko Kimura ranks 35Before him are Cantinflas, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Brandon Lee, Jean Negulesco, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, and Robert W. Holley. After him are Boris Christoff, Léon Theremin, Hans Baur, Pat Nixon, Severo Ochoa, and Arthur Ashe.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masahiko Kimura ranks 207 out of 3,113Before him are Emperor Kōtoku (596), Emperor Senka (467), Toshio Hirabayashi (null), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), Kazu Naoki (1918), and Kitarō (1953). After him are Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), Kyu Sakamoto (1941), Emperor Ingyō (376), Yohji Yamamoto (1943), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), and Nobuyuki Abe (1875).

Among WRESTLERS In Japan

Among wrestlers born in Japan, Masahiko Kimura ranks 1After him are Antonio Inoki (1943), Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (1955), Yasuhiro Yamashita (1957), Jiichiro Date (1952), Tadahiro Nomura (1974), Hitoshi Saito (1961), Toshihiko Koga (1967), Saori Yoshida (1982), Ryoko Tani (1975), Satoshi Ishii (1986), and Shoichi Funaki (1968).

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