Prince Yasuhiko Asaka

1887 - 1981

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General Prince Yasuhiko Asaka (朝香宮鳩彦王, Asaka-no-miya Yasuhiko-ō, 20 October 1887 – 12 April 1981) was the founder of a collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family and a career officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. Son-in-law of Emperor Meiji and uncle by marriage of Emperor Hirohito, Prince Asaka was commander of Japanese forces in the final assault on Nanjing, then the capital city of Nationalist China, in December 1937. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prince Yasuhiko Asaka has received more than 403,130 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Prince Yasuhiko Asaka is the 285th most popular nobleman, the 326th most popular biography from Japan and the 3rd most popular Japanese Nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka ranks 285 out of 843Before him are Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine, Frederick IV, Duke of Austria, Henry I, Count of Champagne, Princess Charlotte of Denmark, and Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Gaston IV, Count of Foix, Robert II, Count of Artois, John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, and Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover.

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Among people born in 1887, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka ranks 65Before him are Raoul Walsh, René Spitz, Paul Wittgenstein, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Marcus Garvey, and Avery Brundage. After him are Mamoru Shigemitsu, Giovanni Gronchi, Vasily Chapayev, Leonard Bloomfield, Jack Phillips, and Violet Jessop. Among people deceased in 1981, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka ranks 46Before him are Bill Shankly, Bernard Lee, Karl Richter, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Mike Hailwood, and Lotte Lenya. After him are Gyula Lóránt, Heinz Kohut, Mao Dun, Josep Pla, Stefan Wyszyński, and Albert Cohen.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka ranks 326 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Toba (1103), Masahito, Prince Hitachi (1935), Hisao Kami (1941), Waichiro Omura (1933), Saionji Kinmochi (1849), and Shimazu Yoshihiro (1535). After him are Toru Takemitsu (1930), Tanaka Giichi (1864), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Tomohiko Ikoma (1932), Kunitaka Sueoka (1917), and Kenji Tochio (1941).

Among NOBLEMEN In Japan

Among noblemen born in Japan, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka ranks 3Before him are Akihito (1933) and Naruhito (1960). After him are 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).