MILITARY PERSONNEL

Yamagata Aritomo

1838 - 1922

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Gensui Prince Yamagata Aritomo (山縣 有朋, 14 June 1838 – 1 February 1922), also known as Prince Yamagata Kyōsuke, was a senior-ranking Japanese military commander, twice-elected Prime Minister of Japan, and a leading member of the genrō, an élite group of senior statesmen who dominated Japan after the Meiji Restoration. As the Imperial Japanese Army's inaugural Chief of Staff, he was the chief architect of the Empire of Japan's military and its reactionary ideology. For this reason, some historians consider Yamagata to be the “father” of Japanese militarism.During the latter part of the Meiji Era, Yamagata vied against Marquess Itō Hirobumi for control over the nation's policies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yamagata Aritomo has received more than 278,044 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Yamagata Aritomo is the 312th most popular military personnel (up from 335th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Japan (up from 137th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Yamagata Aritomo is most famous for being the first Japanese prime minister to be born in Japan.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Yamagata Aritomo ranks 312 out of 1,466Before him are Alexander Löhr, Pedro de Valdivia, John J. Pershing, Gan Ning, Otto Kretschmer, and Nikolai Yudenich. After him are Erasmo of Narni, Friedrich Dollmann, Cao Ren, Nearchus, François Joseph Lefebvre, and Götz von Berlichingen.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1838, Yamagata Aritomo ranks 13Before him are Ernest Solvay, Tobias Asser, Luís I of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Émile Loubet, and Jan Matejko. After him are Léon Gambetta, Liliʻuokalani, Princess Louise of Prussia, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Anton Mauve, and Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran. Among people deceased in 1922, Yamagata Aritomo ranks 21Before him are Georges Sorel, Ernest Solvay, Michael Collins, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Nellie Bly, and Mori Ōgai. After him are Andrey Markov, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, Paul Deschanel, Léon Bonnat, Henri Désiré Landru, and Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yamagata Aritomo ranks 110 out of 5,560Before him are Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Akio Morita (1921), Emperor Kōshō (-505), Yasuo Fukuda (1936), Emperor Kōan (-427), and Mori Ōgai (1862). After him are Issei Sagawa (1949), Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835), Hōjō Tokimune (1251), Emperor Reigen (1654), Emperor Higashiyama (1675), and Iwane Matsui (1878).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Japan

Among military personnels born in Japan, Yamagata Aritomo ranks 17Before him are Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Ishida Mitsunari (1559), Sanada Yukimura (1567), and Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885). After him are Iwane Matsui (1878), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Okita Sōji (1842), Honda Tadakatsu (1548), and Mitsuru Ushijima (1887).