MILITARY PERSONNEL

Oda Nobunaga

1534 - 1582

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Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長, [oda nobɯ(ꜜ)naɡa] ; 23 June 1534 – 21 June 1582) was a Japanese daimyō and one of the leading figures of the Sengoku and Azuchi-Momoyama periods. He was the Tenka-bito (天下人, lit. 'person under heaven') and regarded as the first "Great Unifier" of Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oda Nobunaga has received more than 7,633,677 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Oda Nobunaga is the 12th most popular military personnel (up from 16th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Japan (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Oda Nobunaga is most famous for unifying Japan and ending the Sengoku period.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Oda Nobunaga ranks 12 out of 2,058Before him are Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Spartacus, and Adolf Eichmann. After him are William Wallace, Jochi, Ptolemy I Soter, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Charles XIV John of Sweden, and Chiang Kai-shek.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1534, Oda Nobunaga ranks 1After him are Orlande de Lassus, Frederick II of Denmark, Myeongjong of Joseon, Joseph of Anchieta, Isaac Luria, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Guru Ram Das, Lautaro, Abtai Sain Khan, and Giovanni de' Bardi. Among people deceased in 1582, Oda Nobunaga ranks 1After him are Teresa of Ávila, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Akechi Mitsuhide, Wu Cheng'en, Altan Khan, Takeda Katsuyori, Diego, Prince of Asturias, Mori Ranmaru, Oda Nobutada, Zhang Juzheng, and Charlotte of Bourbon.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Oda Nobunaga ranks 8 out of 6,245Before him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Hokusai (1760), Akihito (1933), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Akira Kurosawa (1910), and Emperor Meiji (1852). After him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Naruhito (1960), and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Japan

Among military personnels born in Japan, Oda Nobunaga ranks 1After him are Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Saigō Takamori (1828), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Date Masamune (1567), and Tōgō Heihachirō (1848).