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Tomoe Gozen

1157 - 1247

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Tomoe Gozen (巴 御前, Japanese pronunciation: [tomo.e]) was an onna-musha from the late Heian period of Japanese history. She served Minamoto no Yoshinaka during the Genpei War and was a part of the conflict that led to the first shogunate. Her story in the Tale of the Heike influenced several generations of samurai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tomoe Gozen has received more than 1,126,622 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Tomoe Gozen is the 2,143rd most popular politician (down from 2,110th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Japan and the 24th most popular Japanese Politician.

Tomoe Gozen is a female samurai from the Heian period of Japan. She is most famous for her role in the Battle of Awazu, where she is said to have slain 300 soldiers single-handedly.

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Among politicians, Tomoe Gozen ranks 2,143 out of 15,577Before her are Fanny Kaplan, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Senusret II, Omar Bongo, and Prince Philippe, Count of Paris. After her are Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Guillermo Lasso, Empress Xiaoyichun, Eugène Edine Pottier, Rudolph of France, and Safi of Persia.

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Among people born in 1157, Tomoe Gozen ranks 3Before her are Richard I of England and Alfonso II of Aragon. After her are Leopold V, Duke of Austria, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, and Alexander Neckam. Among people deceased in 1247, Tomoe Gozen ranks 1After her are Konrad I of Masovia, Ermesinde, Countess of Luxembourg, Henry Raspe, Richard de Bures, Armand de Périgord, Neidhart von Reuental, and Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada.

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Among people born in Japan, Tomoe Gozen ranks 82 out of 6,048Before her are Emperor Go-Momozono (1758), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nichiren (1222), Emperor Nakamikado (1702), and Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916). After her are Emperor Annei (-577), Dōgen (1200), Akira Toriyama (1955), Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1740), Syukuro Manabe (1931), and Hasekura Tsunenaga (1571).


Among politicians born in Japan, Tomoe Gozen ranks 24Before her are Emperor Suizei (-669), Koxinga (1624), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Fumio Kishida (1957), Emperor Go-Momozono (1758), and Emperor Nakamikado (1702). After her are Emperor Annei (-577), Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1740), Syukuro Manabe (1931), Emperor Itoku (-553), Fumimaro Konoe (1891), and Emperor Kōan (-427).