Torakusu Yamaha

1851 - 1916

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Torakusu Yamaha (山葉寅楠, 20 April 1851 – 8 August 1916) was a Japanese businessman and entrepreneur known as the founder of the Yamaha Corporation. Yamaha was the first Japanese manufacturer of the reed organ and established Nippon Gakki Co Ltd in Hamamatsu to produce organs and other musical instruments including pianos and harmonicas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Torakusu Yamaha has received more than 152,660 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Torakusu Yamaha is the 151st most popular businessperson, the 384th most popular biography from Japan and the 7th most popular Japanese Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Torakusu Yamaha ranks 151 out of 604Before him are Phil Knight, Jack Welch, Charles Simonyi, Martha Stewart, Asa Griggs Candler, and Masayoshi Son. After him are Karl Albrecht, Thomas J. Watson, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Ron Dennis, Rebiya Kadeer, and Roger Ailes.

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Among people born in 1851, Torakusu Yamaha ranks 22Before him are Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich von Wieser, Doc Holliday, Knut Wicksell, Isabella, Princess of Asturias, and Asa Griggs Candler. After him are Charles Dow, Alexander, Prince of Orange, Guillaume Bigourdan, Charles Dupuy, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, and Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Among people deceased in 1916, Torakusu Yamaha ranks 47Before him are Hugo Münsterberg, Théodule-Armand Ribot, Vasily Surikov, Oswald Boelcke, Antonio Sant'Elia, and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. After him are Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Saki, Hans Richter, Thomas Eakins, Paolo Tosti, and Ōyama Iwao.

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Among people born in Japan, Torakusu Yamaha ranks 384 out of 5,560Before him are Ihara Saikaku (1642), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Shigechiyo Izumi (1865), Keizō Obuchi (1937), Konishi Yukinaga (1555), and Masayoshi Son (1957). After him are Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653), Kondō Isami (1834), Hifuyo Uchida (null), Kenichi Fukui (1918), Uichiro Hatta (1903), and Saitō Hajime (1844).


Among businesspeople born in Japan, Torakusu Yamaha ranks 7Before him are Soichiro Honda (1906), Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Akio Morita (1921), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Hiroshi Yamauchi (1927), and Masayoshi Son (1957). After him are Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859), Mikimoto Kōkichi (1858), Eiji Toyoda (1913), Norio Ohga (1930), Tadashi Yanai (1949), and Tatsumi Kimishima (1950).