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Naruhito (born 23 February 1960) is 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 8,660,294 page views. His biography is available in 184 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 185 in 2019). Naruhito is the 26th most popular nobleman (up from 32nd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Japan (up from 14th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 184

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among noblemen, Naruhito ranks 26 out of 1,415Before him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Lucretia, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Anne of Austria, and Diana, Princess of Wales. After him are Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Alexander Nevsky, Ludovico Sforza, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Şehzade Mehmed, and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.

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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, Jeffrey Dahmer, Philippe of Belgium, Antonio Banderas, Yulia Tymoshenko, Jo Nesbø, Isaac Herzog, and Joachim Löw.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Naruhito ranks 13 out of 6,245Before him are Emperor Meiji (1852), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Matsuo Bashō (1644), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542). After him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Taishō (1879), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Yoko Ono (1933), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), and Osamu Dazai (1909).

Among NOBLEMEN In Japan

Among noblemen born in Japan, Naruhito ranks 2Before him are Akihito (1933). After him are Yodo-dono (1569), Prince Yasuhiko Asaka (1887), Fumihito, Prince Akishino (1965), Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu (1905), Kiko, Princess Akishino (1966), Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (1946), Sayako Kuroda (1969), Kikuko, Princess Takamatsu (1911), Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (1955), and Princess Mako of Akishino (1991).