Takahashi Korekiyo

1854 - 1936

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Viscount Takahashi Korekiyo (高橋 是清, 27 July 1854 – 26 February 1936) was a Japanese politician who served as a member of the House of Peers, as Prime Minister of Japan from 1921 to 1922, and as the head of the Bank of Japan and Ministry of Finance. Takahashi made many contributions to Japan's development during the early 20th century, including introducing its first patent system and securing foreign financing for the Russo-Japanese War. Following the onset of the Great Depression, he introduced controversial financial policies which included abandoning the gold standard, lowering interest rates, and using the Bank of Japan to finance deficit spending by the central government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Takahashi Korekiyo has received more than 173,361 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Takahashi Korekiyo is the 6,041st most popular politician (up from 7,006th in 2019), the 480th most popular biography from Japan (up from 558th in 2019) and the 178th most popular Japanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Takahashi Korekiyo ranks 6,041 out of 15,710Before him are Paul Wolfowitz, Henry McMahon, Antipope Benedict X, Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster, Puabi, and Rashid Ali al-Gaylani. After him are Joachim Yhombi-Opango, King Zhao of Zhou, Neferhotep I, Kusunoki Masashige, Agustín Muñoz Grandes, and Józef Beck.

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Among people born in 1854, Takahashi Korekiyo ranks 33Before him are Otto Sverdrup, Alphonse Allais, Georg Kerschensteiner, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, Charles Webster Leadbeater, and Charles Algernon Parsons. After him are Yan Fu, Ruth Belville, Jean-Marie Guyau, Hubert Lyautey, Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, and Lady Randolph Churchill. Among people deceased in 1936, Takahashi Korekiyo ranks 62Before him are Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Kikunae Ikeda, Max Schreck, Edward Bach, Saitō Makoto, and Mikhail Tomsky. After him are Anna Boch, Oscar Wisting, Hans Poelzig, Henri de Régnier, Oskar Barnack, and Martin Lowry.

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Among people born in Japan, Takahashi Korekiyo ranks 480 out of 5,560Before him are Hara Takashi (1856), Isao Inokuma (1938), Shizo Kanakuri (1891), Nobuyuki Oishi (1939), Yoshijirō Umezu (1882), and Emperor Montoku (827). After him are Shigeyoshi Suzuki (1902), Kusunoki Masashige (1294), Hiroyuki Sanada (1960), Yamamoto Gonnohyōe (1852), Dom Justo Takayama (1552), and Fumihiko Maki (1928).


Among politicians born in Japan, Takahashi Korekiyo ranks 178Before him are Emperor Go-Horikawa (1212), Emperor Shijō (1231), Emperor Ninmyō (808), Emperor Go-Hanazono (1419), Hara Takashi (1856), and Emperor Montoku (827). After him are Kusunoki Masashige (1294), Yamamoto Gonnohyōe (1852), Ii Naomasa (1561), Hosokawa Gracia (1563), Shintaro Ishihara (1932), and Emperor Chōkei (1343).