Shō Tai

1843 - 1901

Shō Tai

Shō Tai (尚泰 (shoo tee), Chinese pinyin: Shàng Tài; 3 August 1843 – 19 August 1901) was the last king of the Ryukyu Kingdom (8 June 1848 – 10 October 1872) and the head of the Ryukyu Domain (10 October 1872 – 27 March 1879). His reign saw greatly increased interactions with travelers from abroad, particularly from Europe and the United States, as well as the eventual end of the kingdom and its annexation by Japan as Ryukyu Domain (later Okinawa Prefecture). In 1879, the deposed king was forced to relocate to Tokyo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shō Tai has received more than 130,306 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6,845th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Shō Tai ranks 6,804 out of 14,801Before him are Walter Simons, Thusnelda, Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Nicolás de Ovando, and Silbannacus. After him are Alexander of Tralles, Edward the Exile, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, Sabium, Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, and Prince August, Duke of Dalarna.

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Among people born in 1843, Shō Tai ranks 36Before him are Antonio Labriola, Anton von Werner, Robert Todd Lincoln, Adelina Patti, Mikhail Skobelev, and Julio Argentino Roca. After him are Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal, Odoardo Beccari, David Gill, Karl Michael Ziehrer, Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev, and Pedro Américo. Among people deceased in 1901, Shō Tai ranks 29Before him are Nikolaos Gyzis, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer, George Francis FitzGerald, Iosif Gurko, Princess Januária of Brazil, and François-Marie Raoult. After him are Leon Czolgosz, Leopoldo Alas, John Kemp Starley, Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, and Arvid Posse.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shō Tai ranks 542 out of 3,113Before him are Eiichiro Oda (1975), Takeo Kurita (1889), Takehiko Kawanishi (1938), Kiyonosuke Marutani (null), Minamoto no Sanetomo (1192), and Seiichi Itō (1890). After him are Yoshiro Nakamatsu (1928), Akira Matsunaga (1914), Kiyoo Kanda (null), Yoshio Nishina (1890), Daisaku Ikeda (1928), and Yoshio Fujiwara (null).


Among politicians born in Japan, Shō Tai ranks 223Before him are Yamamoto Gonnohyōe (1852), Uesugi Kagekatsu (null), Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880), Sōsuke Uno (1922), Hosokawa Gracia (1563), and Nitobe Inazō (1862). After him are Emperor En'yū (959), Takahashi Korekiyo (1854), Ii Naosuke (1815), Takeo Miki (1907), Minamoto no Yoriie (1182), and Senjūrō Hayashi (1876).

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