Tadamichi Kuribayashi

1891 - 1945

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (栗林 忠道, Kuribayashi Tadamichi, 7 July 1891 – c. 26 March 1945) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, part-time writer, haiku poet, 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 728,162 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Tadamichi Kuribayashi is the 205th most popular military personnel (up from 229th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Japan (up from 77th in 2019) and the 11th 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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Among military personnels, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 205 out of 1,466Before him are Syagrius, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Dietrich von Choltitz, Parmenion, and Lysander. After him are Hasso von Manteuffel, Oenomaus, Tōgō Heihachirō, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Yue Fei, and Josip Jelačić.

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Among people born in 1891, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 23Before him are Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, Rafael Trujillo, Walther Bothe, Alexander Rodchenko, and Fritz Todt. After him are Edward Bernays, Frederick Banting, Osip Mandelstam, John Howard Northrop, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, and Fumimaro Konoe. Among people deceased in 1945, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 48Before him are Francis William Aston, Oskar Dirlewanger, Käthe Kollwitz, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Emil Hácha, and Robert Ritter von Greim. After him are Hans Geiger, Franz Werfel, Hans Fischer, Karl Hanke, Karl-Otto Koch, and Stefan Banach.

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Among people born in Japan, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 66 out of 5,560Before him are Utamaro (1753), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Koxinga (1624), Natsume Sōseki (1867), and Emperor Suizei (-669). After him are Empress Michiko (1934), Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Benkei (1155), Shirō Ishii (1892), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), and Kenzō Tange (1913).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Tadamichi Kuribayashi ranks 11Before him are Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Saigō Takamori (1828), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Date Masamune (1567), and Akechi Mitsuhide (1526). After him are Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Sanada Yukimura (1567), Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), and Yamagata Aritomo (1838).