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Paulo Miki

1564 - 1597

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Paul Miki (Japanese: パウロ三木 (Pauro Miki (三木 means "three wood")); c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paulo Miki has received more than 136,861 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Paulo Miki is the 685th most popular religious figure (down from 608th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Japan (down from 80th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Japanese Religious Figure.

Paulo Miki is most famous for being the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the United States.

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  • 140k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Paulo Miki ranks 685 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Adrian IV, Émile Benveniste, Erasmus of Formia, Romanos the Melodist, Johann Tetzel, and Guru Gobind Singh. After him are Ibrahim ibn Muhammad, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Antipope Ursicinus, Eusebius of Nicomedia, Theophilus of Antioch, and Maudgalyayana.

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Among people born in 1564, Paulo Miki ranks 6Before him are Galileo Galilei, William Shakespeare, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Christopher Marlowe, and William Adams. After him are David Fabricius, Ahmad Sirhindi, Francisco Pacheco, Hans Leo Hassler, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Joos de Momper. Among people deceased in 1597, Paulo Miki ranks 5Before him are Willem Barentsz, Hattori Hanzō, Peter Canisius, and Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain. After him are Maharana Pratap, Joseph of Anchieta, Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Barbara Blomberg, Franciscus Patricius, Edward Kelley, and Gunilla Bielke.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Paulo Miki ranks 114 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Higashiyama (1675), Empress Meishō (1624), Kōbō Abe (1924), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Emperor Go-Sai (1638), and Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894). After him are Emperor Reigen (1654), Akio Morita (1921), Emperor Momozono (1741), Kakuichi Mimura (1931), Kūkai (774), and Empress Kōjun (1903).


Among religious figures born in Japan, Paulo Miki ranks 5Before him are Kane Tanaka (1903), Nichiren (1222), Dōgen (1200), and Benkei (1155). After him are Mikao Usui (1865), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), Sen no Rikyū (1522), Ikkyū (1394), Dom Justo Takayama (1552), Eisai (1141), and Saichō (767).