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Gorō Nyūdō Masamune (五郎入道正宗, Priest Gorō Masamune, c. 1264–1343) was a medieval Japanese blacksmith widely acclaimed as Japan's greatest swordsmith. He created swords and daggers, known in Japanese as tachi and tantō, in the Sōshū school. However, many of his forged tachi were made into katana by cutting the tang (nakago) in later times ("suriage"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masamune has received more than 2,353,892 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Masamune is the 4,158th most popular politician (down from 3,582nd in 2019), the 243rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 179th in 2019) and the 95th most popular Japanese Politician.

Masamune is most famous for its sharp, long blade that is made of high-quality steel.

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  • 2.4M

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  • 60.85

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Masamunes by language

Over the past year Masamune has had the most page views in the with 257,187 views, followed by Japanese (55,133), and Spanish (30,980). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (51.77%), Georgian (44.69%), and Thai (29.62%)


Among politicians, Masamune ranks 4,158 out of 19,576Before him are Eric X of Sweden, Gustav Noske, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Rudolph III of Burgundy, Hans Aumeier, and Milan Milutinović. After him are Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Artaphernes, Graça Machel, Hyeonjong of Goryeo, and Julia the Younger.

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Among people born in 1300, Masamune ranks 9Before him are Nilüfer Hatun, Nogai Khan, Baydu, Johannes Tauler, Mesud II, and Kayqubad III. After him are Jani Beg, Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Guy de Chauliac, Kaykaus II, Al-Mustansir, and Jaunutis. Among people deceased in 1400, Masamune ranks 6Before him are Richard II of England, Geoffrey Chaucer, Luo Guanzhong, Nilüfer Hatun, and Rustichello da Pisa. After him are Atlantic voyage of the predecessor of Mansa Musa, Baldus de Ubaldis, Dragoș, Voivode of Moldavia, Peter of Dusburg, Antonio Venier, and André Beauneveu.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masamune ranks 243 out of 6,245Before him are Setsuko Hara (1920), Emperor Ninken (449), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Fujiwara no Michinaga (966), and Masahiko Kimura (1917). After him are Satoshi Ōmura (1935), Ken Noritake (1922), Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935), Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Ko Yong-hui (1952), and Emperor Go-Mizunoo (1596).


Among politicians born in Japan, Masamune ranks 95Before him are Emperor Go-Kameyama (1347), Hōjō Tokimune (1251), Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684), Emperor Ninken (449), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), and Fujiwara no Michinaga (966). After him are Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935), Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Ko Yong-hui (1952), Emperor Go-Mizunoo (1596), Ōkuma Shigenobu (1838), and Emperor Senka (467).