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Naruhito (徳仁, pronounced [naɾɯꜜçi̥to]; born 23 February 1960) is the emperor of Japan. He acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1 May 2019, beginning the Reiwa era, following the abdication of his father, Akihito. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naruhito has received more than 6,089,851 page views. His biography is available in 185 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 169 in 2019). Naruhito is the 31st most popular nobleman (up from 41st in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Japan (up from 18th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Nobleman.

Naruhito is most famous for being the Crown Prince of Japan. He is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and he is the heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

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  • 185

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  • 6.11

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Among noblemen, Naruhito ranks 31 out of 842Before him are Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Ramesses I, Diana, Princess of Wales, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Edward VII, and Charles the Bold. After him are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Marie de' Medici, Ramesses III, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, El Cid, and Ludovico Sforza.

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Among people born in 1960, Naruhito ranks 2Before him is Diego Maradona. After him are Ayrton Senna, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tim Cook, Yulia Tymoshenko, Antonio Banderas, Jo Nesbø, Joachim Löw, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, and Philippe of Belgium.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Naruhito ranks 14 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Meiji (1852), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Yukio Mishima (1925), Matsuo Bashō (1644), Haruki Murakami (1949), and Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542). After him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Emperor Taishō (1879), Osamu Dazai (1909), and Yasunari Kawabata (1899).

Among NOBLEMEN In Japan

Among noblemen born in Japan, Naruhito ranks 2Before him are Akihito (1933). After him are Fumihito, Prince Akishino (1965), Prince Yasuhiko Asaka (1887), Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu (1905), Kiko, Princess Akishino (1966), Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (1946), Sayako Kuroda (1969), Princess Mako of Akishino (1991), Aiko, Princess Toshi (2001), Princess Kako of Akishino (1994), and Prince Hisahito of Akishino (2006).