Tokugawa Yoshimune

1684 - 1751

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Tokugawa Yoshimune (徳川 吉宗, November 27, 1684 – July 12, 1751) was the eighth shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, ruling from 1716 until his abdication in 1745. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tokugawa Yoshimune has received more than 135,419 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Tokugawa Yoshimune is the 4,272nd most popular politician (down from 3,259th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from Japan (down from 156th in 2019) and the 85th most popular Japanese Politician.

Tokugawa Yoshimune was the third shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty. He is most famous for his efforts to reform the feudal system and for his support of the arts.

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Among politicians, Tokugawa Yoshimune ranks 4,272 out of 15,710. Before him are Andocides, Sisowath Monivong, Bolesław II the Generous, Bogd Khan, Yang You, and Terauchi Masatake. After him are Andrej Hlinka, Deokjong of Goryeo, Charles of Valois, Duke of Berry, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Frederick of Naples, and Bernhard Rust.

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Among people born in 1684, Tokugawa Yoshimune ranks 5Before him are Catherine I of Russia, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Ludvig Holberg, and Maria Barbara Bach. After him are Francesco Durante, Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, Johann Gottfried Walther, Edward Vernon, Jean Astruc, Jean-Baptiste van Loo, and Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle. Among people deceased in 1751, Tokugawa Yoshimune ranks 8Before him are Julien Offray de La Mettrie, Frederick I of Sweden, William IV, Prince of Orange, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Louise of Great Britain, and Jacques I, Prince of Monaco. After him are Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Peter Lacy, Christopher Polhem, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, and Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke.

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Among people born in Japan, Tokugawa Yoshimune ranks 257 out of 5,560. Before him are Masanori Tokita (1925), Mōri Motonari (1497), Tamotsu Asakura (null), Yukio Tsuda (1917), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), and Terauchi Masatake (1852). After him are Kazuyoshi Miura (1967), Takehiko Kawanishi (1938), Tamon Yamaguchi (1892), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Katō Kiyomasa (1561), and Susumu Tonegawa (1939).


Among politicians born in Japan, Tokugawa Yoshimune ranks 85Before him are Emperor Tenmu (631), Kantarō Suzuki (1868), Katsura Tarō (1848), Emperor Ankō (401), Mōri Motonari (1497), and Terauchi Masatake (1852). After him are Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Empress Genshō (680), Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358), Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (1887), and Emperor Seinei (444).