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Soichiro Honda

1906 - 1991

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Soichiro Honda (本田 宗一郎, Honda Sōichirō, 17 November 1906 – 5 August 1991) was a Japanese engineer and industrialist. In 1948, he established Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Soichiro Honda has received more than 1,180,149 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Soichiro Honda is the 42nd most popular businessperson (down from 36th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Japan (down from 42nd in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Businessperson.

Soichiro Honda is most famous for being the founder of the Honda Motor Company. He was born in 1906 and died in 1991.

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  • 42

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  • 7.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.93

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Among BUSINESSPEOPLE

Among businesspeople, Soichiro Honda ranks 42 out of 601Before him are João Havelange, Robert Bosch, J. Paul Getty, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Ettore Bugatti, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. After him are Robert Kiyosaki, Ronald Wayne, Thomas Cook, Sergei Diaghilev, Joan Gamper, and Dietrich Mateschitz.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1906, Soichiro Honda ranks 30Before him are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Henri Charrière, Hermann Fegelein, Giuseppe Farina, Ed Gein, and Léon Degrelle. After him are Hassan al-Banna, Hans Asperger, Alexey Stakhanov, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Josef Kramer, and John Huston. Among people deceased in 1991, Soichiro Honda ranks 17Before him are Jiang Qing, Klaus Barbie, Graham Greene, Carl David Anderson, Gustáv Husák, and John Bardeen. After him are Lazar Kaganovich, Frank Capra, Margot Fonteyn, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, and Michael Landon.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Soichiro Honda ranks 52 out of 6,048Before him are Itō Hirobumi (1841), Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Takeda Shingen (1521), Utamaro (1753), and Isao Takahata (1935). After him are Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Joan Fontaine (1917), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Empress Michiko (1934), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), and Akechi Mitsuhide (1526).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Japan

Among businesspeople born in Japan, Soichiro Honda ranks 1After him are Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Akio Morita (1921), Hiroshi Yamauchi (1927), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Masayoshi Son (1957), Torakusu Yamaha (1851), Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859), Eiji Toyoda (1913), Mikimoto Kōkichi (1858), Tadashi Yanai (1949), and Norio Ohga (1930).