Tokugawa Yoshinobu

1837 - 1913

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Prince Tokugawa Yoshinobu (徳川 慶喜, also known as Keiki; October 28, 1837 – November 22, 1913) was the 15th and last shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tokugawa Yoshinobu has received more than 958,516 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Tokugawa Yoshinobu is the 229th most popular military personnel (down from 198th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Japan (down from 64th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Tokugawa Yoshinobu is most famous for being the last shogun of Japan.

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Among military personnels, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ranks 229 out of 1,466Before him are Zhang Liao, Bai Qi, Pausanias, Franz Stangl, Hans von Seeckt, and Han Xin. After him are Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, Maxime Weygand, Karl-Otto Koch, Wilhelm Mohnke, Eumenes, and Werner Mölders.

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Among people born in 1837, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ranks 12Before him are J. P. Morgan, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Cosima Wagner, Adam Opel, and Fredrik Bajer. After him are Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Pedro V of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Paul Morphy, Ivan Kramskoi, and Georges Ernest Boulanger. Among people deceased in 1913, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ranks 10Before him are Alfred Russel Wallace, J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, Josephine Cochrane, and Harriet Tubman. After him are Sophia of Nassau, August Bebel, Tobias Asser, Lesya Ukrainka, Francisco I. Madero, and Ármin Vámbéry.

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Among people born in Japan, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ranks 74 out of 5,560Before him are Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Benkei (1155), Shirō Ishii (1892), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Kenzō Tange (1913), and Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916). After him are Nichiren (1222), Dōgen (1200), Kane Tanaka (1903), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Akira Toriyama (1955), and Paulo Miki (1564).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ranks 13Before him are Hiroo Onoda (1922), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Date Masamune (1567), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), and Tōgō Heihachirō (1848). After him are Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Sanada Yukimura (1567), Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Iwane Matsui (1878), and Toyotomi Hideyori (1593).