Ito Hirobumi

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Itō.
Itō Hirobumi
伊藤博文
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
19 October 1900 – 10 May 1901
Monarch Meiji
Preceded by Yamagata Aritomo
Succeeded by Saionji Kinmochi (Acting)
In office
12 January 1898 – 30 June 1898
Monarch Meiji
Preceded by Matsukata Masayoshi
Succeeded by Ōkuma Shigenobu
In office
8 August 1892 – 31 August 1896
Monarch Meiji
Preceded by Matsukata Masayoshi
Succeeded by Kuroda Kiyotaka (Acting)
In office
22 December 1885 – 30 April 1888
Monarch Meiji
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Kuroda Kiyotaka
Resident General of Korea
In office
21 December 1905 – 14 June 1909
Monarch Meiji
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Sone Arasuke
Personal details
Born 16 October 1841(1841-10-16)
Tsukari, Japan
Died 26 October 1909(1909-10-26) (aged 68)
Harbin, China
Political party Independent (Before 1900)
Constitutional Association of Political Friendship (1900–1909)
Spouse(s) Itō Umeko
Alma mater University College London
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Ito Hirobumi (伊藤博文 Hirobumi Ito?, 1841–1909) was a Japanese politician and thinker.[1] He served as the 1st, 5th, 7th, 10th Prime Minister of Japan.[2]

Ito was the first Japanese Governor General of Korea 1896–1909.[1]

Political life[change | change source]

In 1874, Ito became the Interior Minister, and from 1878 to 1880, he served as the Second Interior Minister. From 1884 to 1887, Ito was Imperial Household Minister.

From 1885 to 1888, he was first Prime Minister of Japan, and also, in 1887, was the Adjunct Foreign Minister of Japan. He served again as Prime Minister from 1892 to 1896, and again in 1898, and his final term was in 1900-1901 as the 10th Prime Minister.[2]

He was killed for political reasons.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Itō Hirobumi" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 404.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Prime Minister of Japan and Cabinet (Kantei), "Prime Ministers in History, 1st-30th (1885-1934)"; retrieved 2012-4-29.

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Preceded by
(First)
1st Prime Minister of Japan
1885-1888
Succeeded by
Kuoda Kiyotaka
Preceded by
Mastaka Masayosi
4th Prime Minister of Japan
1892-1896
Succeeded by
Mastaka Masayosi
Preceded by
Mastaka Masayosi
7th Prime Minister of Japan
1898-1898
Succeeded by
Okuma Sigeyobu
Preceded by
Yamagata Aritomo
10th Prime Minister of Japan
1900-1901
Succeeded by
Kasra Tarho