Noboru Takeshita

1924 - 2000

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Noboru Takeshita (竹下 登, Takeshita Noboru, 26 February 1924 – 19 June 2000) was a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1987 to 1989 during the bubble economy.Takeshita led the largest faction at the time in the Liberal Democratic Party, which he inherited from Kakuei Tanaka, from the 1980s until his death in 2000. He was dubbed the "last shadow shogun" for his behind-the-scenes influence in Japanese politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Noboru Takeshita has received more than 214,165 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Noboru Takeshita is the 5,859th most popular politician (down from 5,379th in 2019), the 462nd most popular biography from Japan (down from 398th in 2019) and the 171st most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Noboru Takeshita ranks 5,859 out of 15,710Before him are Sinatruces of Parthia, Feng Guozhang, Huo Guang, Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre, Chōsokabe Motochika, and Agesipolis I. After him are Inca Roca, Franz Six, Ermesinde of Carcassonne, Princess Margaret of Denmark, Anton Mussert, and Leon of Sparta.

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Among people born in 1924, Noboru Takeshita ranks 93Before him are Tengiz Abuladze, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, Dorothy Malone, Moktar Ould Daddah, Israel Tal, and E. P. Thompson. After him are Chet Atkins, James Black, George Mikan, Kenneth Kaunda, Marina Berti, and Ottmar Walter. Among people deceased in 2000, Noboru Takeshita ranks 65Before him are Lolo Ferrari, Richard Farnsworth, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Ivan Stambolić, Pierre Plantard, and Giorgio Bassani. After him are Baden Powell, Phạm Văn Đồng, Kemal Sunal, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Maurice Richard, and Jean-Pierre Rampal.

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Among people born in Japan, Noboru Takeshita ranks 462 out of 5,560Before him are Ōyama Iwao (1842), Tokugawa Ietsuna (1641), Kiichi Miyazawa (1919), Makoto Shinkai (1973), Masuzo Madono (null), and Chōsokabe Motochika (1539). After him are Kunisada (1786), Rihei Sano (1912), Chūya Nakahara (1907), Emperor Go-Horikawa (1212), Emperor Shijō (1231), and Emperor Ninmyō (808).


Among politicians born in Japan, Noboru Takeshita ranks 171Before him are Emperor Go-Nijō (1285), Emperor Heizei (773), Ōyama Iwao (1842), Tokugawa Ietsuna (1641), Kiichi Miyazawa (1919), and Chōsokabe Motochika (1539). After him are Emperor Go-Horikawa (1212), Emperor Shijō (1231), Emperor Ninmyō (808), Emperor Go-Hanazono (1419), Hara Takashi (1856), and Emperor Montoku (827).