Toyotomi Hideyoshi

1536 - 1598

Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豐臣 秀吉/豊臣 秀吉, 17 March 1537 – 18 September 1598) was a Japanese daimyō and politician of the late Sengoku period regarded as the second "Great Unifier" of Japan.Hideyoshi rise from a peasant background as a retainer of the prominent lord Oda Nobunaga to become one of the most powerful men in Japan. Hideyoshi succeeded Nobunaga after the Honnō-ji Incident in 1582 and continued Nobunaga's campaign to unite Japan that led to the closing of the Sengoku period. Hideyoshi became the de facto leader of Japan and acquired the prestigious positions of Chancellor of the Realm and Imperial Regent by the mid-1580s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toyotomi Hideyoshi has received more than 2,087,364 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 356th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Toyotomi Hideyoshi ranks 353 out of 14,801Before him are Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry VII of England, Sigismund III Vasa, Charles II of Spain, Solon, and John III Sobieski. After him are Emperor Meiji, Horemheb, Nerva, Galerius, Erich Honecker, and Jacques Chirac.

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Among people born in 1536, Toyotomi Hideyoshi ranks 2Before him is Pope Clement VIII. After him are Yi I, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Jeremias II of Constantinople, Piotr Skarga, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Leonardo Donato, Lord Guildford Dudley, Juan Fernández, Marcantonio Memmo, and Juan de Fuca. Among people deceased in 1598, Toyotomi Hideyoshi ranks 2Before him is Philip II of Spain. After him are Feodor I of Russia, Abraham Ortelius, Yi Sun-sin, Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, John George, Elector of Brandenburg, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Theodor de Bry, Henri Estienne, Abdullah Khan II, and Paolo Boi.

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Among people born in Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi ranks 12 out of 3,113Before him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Murasaki Shikibu (973), and Yoko Ono (1933). After him are Emperor Meiji (1852), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), Chiune Sugihara (1900), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), and Isoroku Yamamoto (1884).


Among politicians born in Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi ranks 2Before him are Hirohito (1901). After him are Emperor Meiji (1852), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Hideki Tojo (1884), Himiko (175), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Takeda Shingen (1521), Shinzō Abe (1954), Emperor Kōmei (1831), and Emperor Ninkō (1800).

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