Uesugi Kenshin

1530 - 1578

Uesugi Kenshin

Uesugi Kenshin (上杉 謙信, February 18, 1530 – April 19, 1578) was a daimyō who was born as Nagao Kagetora, and after adoption into the Uesugi clan, ruled Echigo Province in the Sengoku period of Japan. He was one of the most powerful daimyōs of the Sengoku period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uesugi Kenshin has received more than 549,659 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,362nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Uesugi Kenshin ranks 1,356 out of 14,801Before him are Maximinus II, Constantine VIII, Childebert I, Casimir III the Great, Athaulf, and Piero di Cosimo de' Medici. After him are Léon Blum, John McCain, Theodore II Laskaris, Asa of Judah, Louis the Child, and Octavia the Younger.

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Among people born in 1530, Uesugi Kenshin ranks 3Before him are Ivan the Terrible and Jean Bodin. After him are Louis, Prince of Condé, Étienne de La Boétie, Jean Nicot, Anastasia Romanovna, Ruy López de Segura, Yasuke, Jan Kochanowski, Christopher Báthory, and Juan de Herrera. Among people deceased in 1578, Uesugi Kenshin ranks 4Before him are Mihrimah Sultan, Sebastian of Portugal, and John of Austria. After him are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Sebastiano Venier, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Pierre Lescot, Piali Pasha, and Giulio Clovio.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Uesugi Kenshin ranks 51 out of 3,113Before him are Osamu Dazai (1909), Sadako Sasaki (1943), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Hiroo Onoda (1922), and Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147). After him are Akechi Mitsuhide (1526), Natsume Sōseki (1867), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Emperor Suizei (-669), Liv Ullmann (1938), and Yasujirō Ozu (1903).


Among politicians born in Japan, Uesugi Kenshin ranks 15Before him are Takeda Shingen (1521), Shinzō Abe (1954), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Itō Hirobumi (1841), and Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147). After him are Emperor Suizei (-669), Koxinga (1624), Sasaki Kojirō (1583), Emperor Momozono (1741), Empress Go-Sakuramachi (1740), and Emperor Go-Momozono (1758).

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