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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ryutaro Hashimoto has received more than 266,132 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Ryutaro Hashimoto is the 6,832nd most popular politician (down from 5,675th in 2019), the 527th most popular biography from Japan (down from 383rd in 2019) and the 218th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Over the past year Ryutaro Hashimoto has had the most page views in the with 571,879 views, followed by English (37,296), and Chinese (17,517). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tajik (335.16%), Malagasy (106.27%), and Quechua (73.74%)


Among politicians, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 6,832 out of 19,576Before him are Publius Mucius Scaevola, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emperor En'yū, Polina Zhemchuzhina, Heinz Jost, and İsa Çelebi. After him are Laura Mancini, García Íñiguez of Pamplona, Hermann Kövess von Kövessháza, Gregoria, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Cunipert.

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Among people born in 1937, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 108Before him are Kōichirō Matsuura, Baden Powell, Vittorio Brambilla, Tom Simpson, Anna Hazare, and Eugen Doga. After him are Peter Burke, Monika Ertl, Tsukasa Hosaka, Steven Berkoff, Petros Markaris, and Alfredo M. Bonanno. Among people deceased in 2006, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 89Before him are Tina Aumont, María Capovilla, Pietro Rava, Jack Warden, Anna Moffo, and Paul Marcinkus. After him are Lee Jong-wook, Betty Friedan, Rudolf Vrba, Óscar Míguez, Robert Plutchik, and Walerian Borowczyk.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 527 out of 6,245Before him are Wakisaka Yasuharu (1554), Korechika Anami (1887), Kiyoo Kanda (1900), Shinran (1173), Yoshida Shōin (1830), and Emperor En'yū (959). After him are Prince Yasuhiko Asaka (1887), Shigechiyo Izumi (1865), Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880), Masao Nozawa (null), Otozō Yamada (1881), and Emperor Junnin (733).


Among politicians born in Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto ranks 218Before him are Fujiwara no Kamatari (614), Emperor Shirakawa (1053), Shō Tai (1843), Korechika Anami (1887), Yoshida Shōin (1830), and Emperor En'yū (959). After him are Shigechiyo Izumi (1865), Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880), Emperor Junnin (733), Hiranuma Kiichirō (1867), Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), and Emperor Go-Murakami (1328).