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Shigeru Yoshida

1878 - 1967

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Shigeru Yoshida (吉田 茂, Yoshida Shigeru) (22 September 1878 – 20 October 1967) was a Japanese diplomat and politician who served as prime minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shigeru Yoshida has received more than 536,607 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Shigeru Yoshida is the 3,376th most popular politician (up from 3,530th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Japan (up from 179th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Japanese Politician.

Shigeru Yoshida is most famous for his role in rebuilding Japan after World War II. He was the Prime Minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954.

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Among politicians, Shigeru Yoshida ranks 3,376 out of 15,577Before him are Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Emperor Zhezong, Berengaria of Castile, Emilio Mola, Ptahhotep, and John Balliol. After him are Fujiko Fujio, Lennart Johansson, Tokugawa Iemitsu, Anatoly Sobchak, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien.

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Among people born in 1878, Shigeru Yoshida ranks 21Before him are Ferenc Molnár, Paul Reynaud, Milan Nedić, Iwane Matsui, Gustav Radbruch, and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. After him are Gemma Galgani, Louis Chevrolet, Yakov Yurovsky, Eileen Gray, Alexander von Falkenhausen, and Elizabeth Arden. Among people deceased in 1967, Shigeru Yoshida ranks 35Before him are Otis Redding, Ossip Zadkine, Norman Angell, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Héctor Scarone, and Robert van Gulik. After him are Totò, Violeta Parra, G. W. Pabst, Harald Quandt, Brian Epstein, and Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden.

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Among people born in Japan, Shigeru Yoshida ranks 158 out of 6,048Before him are Nagisa Oshima (1932), Yasuo Fukuda (1936), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Arata Isozaki (1931), Emperor Sujin (-147), and Shigeru Miyamoto (1952). After him are Fujiko Fujio (1934), Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604), Mikao Usui (1865), Emperor Ōjin (210), Kitarō (1953), and Yasuhiro Nakasone (1918).


Among politicians born in Japan, Shigeru Yoshida ranks 56Before him are Junichiro Koizumi (1942), Kuniaki Koiso (1880), Eisaku Satō (1901), Tokugawa Hidetada (1579), Yasuo Fukuda (1936), and Emperor Sujin (-147). After him are Fujiko Fujio (1934), Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604), Emperor Ōjin (210), Yasuhiro Nakasone (1918), Emperor Tenji (626), and Emperor Kanmu (737).