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Yamamoto Tsunetomo

1659 - 1719

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Yamamoto Tsunetomo (山本 常朝), Buddhist monastic name Yamamoto Jōchō (June 11, 1659 – November 30, 1719), was a samurai of the Saga Domain in Hizen Province under his lord Nabeshima Mitsushige. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yamamoto Tsunetomo has received more than 214,296 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Yamamoto Tsunetomo is the 792nd most popular religious figure (up from 804th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 207th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Japanese Religious Figure.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo is most famous for writing the Hagakure, a text that is considered to be a guide for samurai.

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Among religious figures, Yamamoto Tsunetomo ranks 792 out of 2,238Before him are Mammes of Caesarea, Haran, Rashid Rida, Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Saint Maurus, and Antipope Dioscorus. After him are Apollinaris of Ravenna, Romano Guardini, Malik al-Ashtar, Jean Mabillon, Hélder Câmara, and Sen no Rikyū.

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Among people born in 1659, Yamamoto Tsunetomo ranks 5Before him are Henry Purcell, Jacob Roggeveen, Georg Ernst Stahl, and Henry Every. After him are Sebastiano Ricci, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Pieter van der Aa, Domenico Gabrielli, Adriaen van der Werff, Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, and David Gregory. Among people deceased in 1719, Yamamoto Tsunetomo ranks 6Before him are Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, John Flamsteed, Michel Rolle, and Benjamin Hornigold. After him are Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Johann Friedrich Böttger, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Joseph Addison, Boris Sheremetev, and Farrukhsiyar.

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Among people born in Japan, Yamamoto Tsunetomo ranks 182 out of 6,048Before him are Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Naoto Kan (1946), Imagawa Yoshimoto (1519), Emperor Antoku (1178), Masamune (1300), and Emperor Tenmu (631). After him are Sen no Rikyū (1522), Ōkuma Shigenobu (1838), Mitsuru Ushijima (1887), Yoichiro Nambu (1921), Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), and Emperor Kōtoku (596).


Among religious figures born in Japan, Yamamoto Tsunetomo ranks 7Before him are Kane Tanaka (1903), Nichiren (1222), Dōgen (1200), Benkei (1155), Paulo Miki (1564), and Mikao Usui (1865). After him are Sen no Rikyū (1522), Ikkyū (1394), Dom Justo Takayama (1552), Eisai (1141), Saichō (767), and Shinran (1173).