Ito Hirobumi

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Itō.
Itō Hirobumi
Itô Hirobumi.jpg
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
19 October 1900 – 10 May 1901
Preceded byYamagata Aritomo
Succeeded bySaionji Kinmochi (Acting)
In office
12 January 1898 – 30 June 1898
Preceded byMatsukata Masayoshi
Succeeded byŌkuma Shigenobu
In office
8 August 1892 – 31 August 1896
Preceded byMatsukata Masayoshi
Succeeded byKuroda Kiyotaka (Acting)
In office
22 December 1885 – 30 April 1888
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byKuroda Kiyotaka
Resident General of Korea
In office
21 December 1905 – 14 June 1909
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySone Arasuke
Personal details
Born(1841-10-16)16 October 1841
Tsukari, Japan
Died26 October 1909(1909-10-26) (aged 68)
Harbin, China
Political partyIndependent (Before 1900)
Constitutional Association of Political Friendship (1900–1909)
Spouse(s)Itō Umeko
Alma materUniversity College London
Japanese name
Kanji伊藤 博文
Hiraganaいとう ひろぶみ
Katakanaイトウ ヒロブミ

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
1st Prime Minister of Japan
Succeeded by
Kuoda Kiyotaka
Preceded by
Mastaka Masayosi
4th Prime Minister of Japan
Succeeded by
Mastaka Masayosi
Preceded by
Mastaka Masayosi
7th Prime Minister of Japan
Succeeded by
Okuma Sigeyobu
Preceded by
Yamagata Aritomo
10th Prime Minister of Japan
Succeeded by
Kasra Tarho