Minamoto no Yorimasa

1106 - 1180

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Minamoto no Yorimasa (源 頼政) (1106–20 June 1180) was a prominent Japanese poet whose works appeared in various anthologies. He served eight different emperors in his long career, holding posts such as hyōgo no kami (head of the arsenal). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Minamoto no Yorimasa has received more than 92,682 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Minamoto no Yorimasa is the 767th most popular military personnel (down from 656th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from Japan (down from 493rd in 2019) and the 51st most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Minamoto no Yorimasa ranks 767 out of 1,466Before him are Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Artabazos I of Phrygia, Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, François Étienne de Kellermann, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg, and Stepa Stepanović. After him are Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, Vladimir Gelfand, Aimable Pélissier, Martin Gottfried Weiss, Joachim Schepke, and Sergei Skripal.

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Among people born in 1106, Minamoto no Yorimasa ranks 4Before him are Pope Celestine III, Magnus I of Sweden, and Alexios Komnenos. After him is Conrad II, Count of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1180, Minamoto no Yorimasa ranks 6Before him are Louis VII of France, Manuel I Komnenos, John of Salisbury, Al-Mustadi, and John Tzetzes. After him are Abraham ibn Daud, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia, and Yaroslav II of Kiev.

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Among people born in Japan, Minamoto no Yorimasa ranks 577 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Suzaku (923), Emperor Shirakawa (1053), Shinran (1173), Empress Masako (1963), Victoria Principal (1950), and Yoshida Kenkō (1283). After him are Tadahiko Ueda (1947), Emperor Takakura (1161), Ankō Itosu (1831), Tokugawa Ieharu (1737), Hideaki Anno (1960), and Sessue Hayakawa (1886).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Minamoto no Yorimasa ranks 51Before him are Nobutake Kondō (1886), Seiichi Itō (1890), Yasuji Okamura (1884), Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123), Ōtani Yoshitsugu (1559), and Sakanoue no Tamuramaro (758). After him are Takeo Takagi (1892), Gunichi Mikawa (1888), Hiroshi Ōshima (1886), Osami Nagano (1880), Nagakura Shinpachi (1839), and Takasugi Shinsaku (1839).