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Famous Birthdays Today: 1840 – Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan.

Count Kuroda Kiyotaka (黑田 清隆, 16 October 1840 – 23 August 1900), also known as Kuroda Ryōsuke (黑田 了介), was a Japanese politician of the Meiji era. He was the second Prime Minister of Japan from 30 April 1888 to 25 October 1889. Kuroda was born to a samurai-class family serving the Shimazu daimyo of Kagoshima, Satsuma domain in Kyūshū. […]

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