Sadako Ogata

1927 - 2019

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Sadako Ogata, née Nakamura (緒方 貞子, Ogata Sadako, 16 September 1927 – 22 October 2019), was a Japanese academic, diplomat, author, administrator, and professor emerita at the Roman Catholic Sophia University. She was widely known as the head of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000, as well as in her capacities as Chair of the UNICEF Executive Board from 1978 to 1979 and as President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from 2003 to 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sadako Ogata has received more than 134,305 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sadako Ogata is the 9,387th most popular politician (up from 9,537th in 2019), the 805th most popular biography from Japan (down from 733rd in 2019) and the 275th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Sadako Ogata ranks 9,387 out of 15,710Before her are Zoe Zaoutzaina, Ine of Wessex, Joseph Paul-Boncour, Conrad I, Duke of Bavaria, Nikephoros Bryennios the Elder, and Antonio Ascari. After her are Noman Çelebicihan, Nagasena, Louis VIII, Duke of Bavaria, Li Lisan, Roméo Dallaire, and Ali Mahdi Muhammad.

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Among people born in 1927, Sadako Ogata ranks 166Before her are Paul Volcker, Patti Page, Víctor Rodríguez Andrade, Joe Turkel, Juan Alonso, and Michael Gielen. After her are Vladimir Kuts, Victor Wong, Joan Segarra, Werner Liebrich, Erich Probst, and Mirtha Legrand. Among people deceased in 2019, Sadako Ogata ranks 173Before her are Michael Gielen, Edith González, Hannelore Elsner, Karin Balzer, Carmen Argenziano, and José Antonio Reyes. After her are Mitchell Feigenbaum, Marie-José Nat, Prosper Grech, Jacques Dupont, Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, and Margarita Salas.

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Among people born in Japan, Sadako Ogata ranks 805 out of 5,560Before her are Mitsuo Watanabe (1953), Mitsuo Kato (1953), Ashikaga Yoshimochi (1386), Shō Shin (1465), Hiroji Imamura (1949), and Keigo Higashino (1958). After her are Junji Ito (1963), Toyohiro Akiyama (1942), Kujō Yoritsune (1218), Naoya Shiga (1883), Sanjō Sanetomi (1837), and Sei Fuwa (1914).


Among politicians born in Japan, Sadako Ogata ranks 275Before her are Matsudaira Katamori (1836), Sakuma Shōzan (1811), Keiichi Tsuchiya (1956), Saigō Jūdō (1843), Ashikaga Yoshimochi (1386), and Shō Shin (1465). After her are Kujō Yoritsune (1218), Sanjō Sanetomi (1837), Inoue Kaoru (1836), Takizawa Bakin (1767), Ashikaga Yoshikatsu (1434), and Prince Munetaka (1242).