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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. He resigned his position as shogun in late 1867, while aiming at keeping some political influence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tokugawa Yoshinobu has received more than 1,444,660 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Tokugawa Yoshinobu is the 239th most popular military personnel (down from 229th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Japan (down from 74th 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 239 out of 1,468Before him are Tōgō Heihachirō, Kurt Meyer, Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Erich Hoepner, Hans von Seeckt, and Muhammad bin Qasim. After him are Maurice Gamelin, Werner Mölders, Pedro de Alvarado, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, and Zhang Liao.

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

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Among people born in Japan, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ranks 77 out of 6,048Before him are Sonny Chiba (1939), Hideki Yukawa (1907), Kenzō Tange (1913), Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Shirō Ishii (1892), and Emperor Go-Momozono (1758). After him are Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nichiren (1222), Emperor Nakamikado (1702), Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916), Tomoe Gozen (1157), and Emperor Annei (-577).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Tokugawa Yoshinobu ranks 13Before him are Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), Date Masamune (1567), and Tōgō Heihachirō (1848). After him are Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Iwane Matsui (1878), Sanada Yukimura (1567), and Shoichi Yokoi (1915).