Ryutaro Hashimoto

1937 - 2006

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Ryutaro Hashimoto (橋本 龍太郎, Hashimoto Ryūtarō, 29 July 1937 – 1 July 2006) was a Japanese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Japan from 1996 to 1998. He was the leader of one of the largest factions within the ruling LDP through most of the 1990s and remained a powerful back-room player in Japanese politics until scandal forced him to resign his leadership position in 2004. Disgraced, he chose not to stand in the general election of 2005, and effectively retired from politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ryutaro Hashimoto has received more than 157,499 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ryutaro Hashimoto is the 5,632nd most popular politician (down from 5,629th in 2019), the 423rd most popular biography from Japan (up from 426th in 2019) and the 149th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 5,632 out of 15,710Before him are Hortense Mancini, Sekhemkare, Kim Chaek, Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, Teréz Brunszvik, and Georg Kerschensteiner. After him are Elijah Muhammad, García Íñiguez of Pamplona, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia, Al-Aziz Billah, Alexandru Averescu, and Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien.

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Among people born in 1937, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 97Before him are Nikolai Kapustin, Keizō Obuchi, Anatoly Sobchak, Hélène Cixous, Bruce McCandless II, and Robert Gallo. After him are Billy Meier, Hibari Misora, Boris Pugo, Baden Powell, Rifaat al-Assad, and Steven Berkoff. Among people deceased in 2006, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 78Before him are Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Jane Jacobs, James Van Allen, Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Pierre Clostermann, and Jack Warden. After him are Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Zoia Ceaușescu, Shin Sang-ok, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Allen Carr, and Richard Kuklinski.

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Among people born in Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 423 out of 5,560Before him are Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859), Emperor Go-Fukakusa (1243), Emperor Rokujō (1164), Emperor Uda (867), Emperor Nijō (1143), and Mōri Terumoto (1533). After him are Hiroyoshi Nishizawa (1920), Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127), Emperor Go-Toba (1180), Emperor Kōbun (648), and Kuroda Kiyotaka (1840).


Among politicians born in Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 149Before him are Emperor Monmu (683), Emperor Go-Fukakusa (1243), Emperor Rokujō (1164), Emperor Uda (867), Emperor Nijō (1143), and Mōri Terumoto (1533). After him are Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009), Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127), Emperor Go-Toba (1180), Emperor Kōbun (648), Kuroda Kiyotaka (1840), and Emperor Go-Fushimi (1288).