Nobusuke Kishi

1896 - 1987

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Nobusuke Kishi (岸 信介, Kishi Nobusuke, 13 November 1896 – 7 August 1987) was a Japanese bureaucrat and politician who was Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960. Known for his exploitative rule of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo in Northeast China in the 1930s, Kishi was nicknamed the "Monster of the Shōwa era" (昭和の妖怪; Shōwa no yōkai). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nobusuke Kishi has received more than 948,225 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Nobusuke Kishi is the 3,111th most popular politician (up from 3,536th in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from Japan (up from 181st in 2019) and the 49th most popular Politician.

Nobusuke kishi is most famous for being a samurai that was killed by the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was killed because he refused to take an oath of allegiance to the shogunate.

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Among politicians, Nobusuke Kishi ranks 3,111 out of 15,577Before him are Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Léon Bourgeois, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Emperor Cheng of Han, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, and Oswald Pohl. After him are Margaret of York, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Gyeongjong of Goryeo, John George III, Elector of Saxony, Marduk-apla-iddina II, and Traian Băsescu.

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Among people born in 1896, Nobusuke Kishi ranks 39Before him are Carl Ferdinand Cori, John Dos Passos, A. J. Cronin, Herbert Backe, Sandro Pertini, and Rolf Maximilian Sievert. After him are Anastasio Somoza García, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Gottlob Berger, David Wechsler, Léon Theremin, and Tina Modotti. Among people deceased in 1987, Nobusuke Kishi ranks 29Before him are Fahri Korutürk, Jacqueline du Pré, Lee Marvin, Joseph Campbell, Jacques Anquetil, and Jean Anouilh. After him are Jaco Pastorius, Georg Wittig, Erskine Caldwell, André Masson, Anthony de Mello, and Henry Ford II.

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Among people born in Japan, Nobusuke Kishi ranks 143 out of 6,048Before him are Kunishige Kamamoto (1944), Emperor Go-Daigo (1288), Emperor Kōgen (-272), Emperor Sakuramachi (1720), Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), and Emperor Kaika (-208). After him are Junichiro Koizumi (1942), Ko Arima (1917), Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Eisaku Satō (1901), Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835), and Tokugawa Hidetada (1579).


Among politicians born in Japan, Nobusuke Kishi ranks 49Before him are Emperor Suinin (-69), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), Emperor Go-Daigo (1288), Emperor Kōgen (-272), Emperor Sakuramachi (1720), and Emperor Kaika (-208). After him are Junichiro Koizumi (1942), Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Eisaku Satō (1901), Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Yasuo Fukuda (1936), and Emperor Sujin (-147).