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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 987,305 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Soichiro Honda is the 36th most popular businessperson (up from 37th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 44th 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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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.82

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Among BUSINESSPEOPLE

Among businesspeople, Soichiro Honda ranks 36 out of 604Before him are Florentino Pérez, P. T. Barnum, Robert Bosch, Ettore Bugatti, Steve Ballmer, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. After him are Rudolf Dassler, Bernard Arnault, Bernie Ecclestone, Robert Kardashian, Jeff Bezos, and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1906, Soichiro Honda ranks 26Before him are Emmanuel Levinas, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Ed Gein, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Giuseppe Farina. After him are Alexey Stakhanov, Hermann Fegelein, Ernst Ruska, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Léon Degrelle, and Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1991, Soichiro Honda ranks 16Before him are Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, Graham Greene, Edwin McMillan, Gustáv Husák, and Carl David Anderson. After him are Frank Capra, John Bardeen, Michael Landon, Lazar Kaganovich, Margot Fonteyn, and Martha Graham.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Soichiro Honda ranks 42 out of 5,560Before him are Saigō Takamori (1828), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Sadako Sasaki (1943), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Takeda Shingen (1521), and Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945). After him are Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Yayoi Kusama (1929), Osamu Dazai (1909), Sei Shōnagon (966), Tadao Ando (1941), and Yasujirō Ozu (1903).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Japan

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