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Naruhito (徳仁, pronounced [naɾɯꜜçi̥to]; 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 2,769,328 page views. His biography is available in 169 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 132 in 2019). Naruhito is the 41st most popular nobleman (down from 34th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Japan (up from 19th 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.

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Among noblemen, Naruhito ranks 41 out of 843. Before him are Queen Sofía of Spain, Ramesses III, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henry IV of England, Otto von Habsburg, and Ludovico Sforza. After him are Pope Leo IX, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, Şehzade Mehmed, and Herodias.

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Among people born in 1960, Naruhito ranks 3Before him are Diego Maradona and Ayrton Senna. After him are Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tim Cook, Jo Nesbø, Antonio Banderas, Philippe of Belgium, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Naruhito ranks 18 out of 5,560. Before him are Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Olivia de Havilland (1916), and Yukio Mishima (1925). After him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Emperor Taishō (1879), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Hideki Tojo (1884), and Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159).

Among NOBLEMEN In Japan

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