Tadamichi Kuribayashi

1891 - 1945

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Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Japanese: 栗林 忠道, 7 July 1891 – c. 26 March 1945) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, diplomat, and commanding officer of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tadamichi Kuribayashi has received more than 1,166,820 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Tadamichi Kuribayashi is the 246th most popular military personnel (down from 200th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Japan (down from 61st in 2019) and the 13th most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Tadamichi Kuribayashi was a Japanese general who commanded the Japanese garrison at the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was killed in action on March 11, 1945.

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Over the past year Tadamichi Kuribayashi has had the most page views in the with 197,529 views, followed by English (155,162), and Chinese (30,026). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (95.46%), German (84.19%), and Serbian (56.18%)


Among military personnels, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 246 out of 2,058Before him are Pausanias, Desmond Doss, Bertrand du Guesclin, Valery Gerasimov, Wu Sangui, and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski. After him are Vasily Stalin, Eumenes, Roger de Flor, Matthew C. Perry, Qutayba ibn Muslim, and Jean Victor Marie Moreau.

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Among people born in 1891, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 26Before him are Walther Bothe, Ilya Ehrenburg, Fritz Todt, Frederick Banting, Osip Mandelstam, and Edward Bernays. After him are Alexander Rodchenko, Fumimaro Konoe, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Grant Wood, Frank Costello, and Michael Chekhov. Among people deceased in 1945, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 53Before him are Hans Geiger, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Robert Ritter von Greim, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Theodore Dreiser, and Karl Hanke. After him are Robert H. Goddard, Ludwig Stumpfegger, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Fumimaro Konoe, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, and Karl-Otto Koch.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 90 out of 6,245Before him are Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Himiko (175), Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906), Sakamoto Ryōma (1836), Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952), and Joe Hisaishi (1950). After him are Kōbō Abe (1924), Kūkai (774), Emperor Itoku (-553), Prince Shōtoku (574), Benkei (1155), and Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1740).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 13Before him are Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Date Masamune (1567), and Tōgō Heihachirō (1848). After him are Okita Sōji (1842), Shunroku Hata (1879), Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), and Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885).