Tōgō Heihachirō

1848 - 1934

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Marshal-Admiral Marquis Tōgō Heihachirō (東郷 平八郎, 27 January 1848 – 30 May 1934), served as a gensui or admiral of the fleet in the Imperial Japanese Navy and became one of Japan's greatest naval heroes. He claimed descent from Samurai Shijo Kingo, and he was an integral part of preserving Japanese artwork. As Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, he successfully confined the Russian Pacific naval forces to Port Arthur before winning a decisive victory over a relieving fleet at Tsushima in May 1905. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tōgō Heihachirō has received more than 762,086 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Tōgō Heihachirō is the 232nd most popular military personnel (down from 208th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Japan (down from 68th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Military Personnel.

Tōgō heihachirō is most famous for the Battle of Sekigahara.

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Among military personnels, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 232 out of 1,468Before him are Henning von Tresckow, Hasso von Manteuffel, Erwin von Witzleben, Gaius Claudius Glaber, Vasily Stalin, and Sejanus. After him are Kurt Meyer, Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Erich Hoepner, Hans von Seeckt, Muhammad bin Qasim, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu.

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Among people born in 1848, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 12Before him are Joris-Karl Huysmans, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, and Hugo de Vries. After him are Robert I, Duke of Parma, Arthur Balfour, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Johann Palisa, Viktor Vasnetsov, and Wilhelm Windelband. Among people deceased in 1934, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 17Before him are Raymond Poincaré, Nestor Makhno, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, and Engelbert Dollfuss. After him are Gustav Holst, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Edmond James de Rothschild, Alice Liddell, Louis Barthou, and Augusto César Sandino.

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Among people born in Japan, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 74 out of 6,048Before him are Date Masamune (1567), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Fumio Kishida (1957), Sonny Chiba (1939), Hideki Yukawa (1907), and Kenzō Tange (1913). After him are Shirō Ishii (1892), Emperor Go-Momozono (1758), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nichiren (1222), and Emperor Nakamikado (1702).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 12Before him are Saigō Takamori (1828), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), and Date Masamune (1567). After him are Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Iwane Matsui (1878), and Sanada Yukimura (1567).