Morihei Ueshiba

1883 - 1969

Morihei Ueshiba

Morihei Ueshiba (植芝 盛平, Ueshiba Morihei, December 14, 1883 – April 26, 1969) was a Japanese martial artist and founder of the martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as "the founder" Kaiso (開祖) or Ōsensei (大先生/翁先生), "Great Teacher". The son of a landowner from Tanabe, Ueshiba studied a number of martial arts in his youth, and served in the Japanese Army during the Russo-Japanese War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Morihei Ueshiba has received more than 580,894 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular martial arts.

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Among martial arts, Morihei Ueshiba ranks 3 out of 74Before him are Ip Man and Gichin Funakoshi. After him are Kanō Jigorō, Mas Oyama, Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, Trưng Sisters, Kenwa Mabuni, Choi Hong Hi, Chōjun Miyagi, and Ankō Itosu.

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Among people born in 1883, Morihei Ueshiba ranks 15Before him are Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, Victor Francis Hess, Lev Kamenev, and José Ortega y Gasset. After him are Napoleon Hill, Pierre Laval, Georgios Papanikolaou, Grigory Zinoviev, Clement Attlee, and Celâl Bayar. Among people deceased in 1969, Morihei Ueshiba ranks 14Before him are Sharon Tate, Otto Stern, Judy Garland, Jack Kerouac, Rocky Marciano, and Kliment Voroshilov. After him are Otto Dix, C. F. Powell, Liu Shaoqi, Brian Jones, Jan Palach, and Saud of Saudi Arabia.

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Among people born in Japan, Morihei Ueshiba ranks 28 out of 3,113Before him are Hideki Tojo (1884), Osamu Tezuka (1928), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Himiko (175), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), and Kenzaburō Ōe (1935). After him are Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Saigō Takamori (1828), Olivia de Havilland (1916), and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892).


Among martial arts born in Japan, Morihei Ueshiba ranks 2Before him are Gichin Funakoshi (1868). After him are Kanō Jigorō (1860), Kenwa Mabuni (1889), Chōjun Miyagi (1888), Ankō Itosu (1831), Masatoshi Nakayama (1913), Higaonna Kanryō (1853), and Koichi Tohei (1920).

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