Tōgō Heihachirō

1848 - 1934

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Marshal-Admiral the 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. 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 576,951 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Tōgō Heihachirō is the 208th most popular military personnel (up from 237th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Japan (up from 84th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Tōgō heihachirō is most famous for the Battle of Sekigahara.

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Among military personnels, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 208 out of 1,466Before him are Dietrich von Choltitz, Parmenion, Lysander, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Hasso von Manteuffel, and Oenomaus. After him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Yue Fei, Josip Jelačić, Otto Carius, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, and Marcus Claudius Marcellus.

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Among people born in 1848, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 10Before him are Gottlob Frege, Otto Lilienthal, Gustave Caillebotte, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Otto of Bavaria, and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. After him are Hugo de Vries, Wyatt Earp, Arthur Balfour, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Viktor Vasnetsov, and Robert I, Duke of Parma. Among people deceased in 1934, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 17Before him are Raymond Poincaré, Nestor Makhno, Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, and John Dillinger. After him are Gustav Holst, Alice Liddell, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Louis Barthou, Edmond James de Rothschild, and Marinus van der Lubbe.

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Among people born in Japan, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 68 out of 5,560Before him are Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Koxinga (1624), Natsume Sōseki (1867), Emperor Suizei (-669), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), and Empress Michiko (1934). After him are Benkei (1155), Shirō Ishii (1892), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Kenzō Tange (1913), Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916), and Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Tōgō Heihachirō ranks 12Before him are Saigō Takamori (1828), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Date Masamune (1567), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), and Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891). After him are Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Sanada Yukimura (1567), Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), and Iwane Matsui (1878).