Elvis isn't always the "King Of Polls", we always thought Elvis was very popular in Japan, however a recent poll of "History's Most Influential People" rated him only at #70! Not surprisingly there were a high number of Japanese names in the list, but what was really surprising was that identities such as lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury (#52), and Sherlock Holmes writer, Arthur Conan Doyle (#69), were ranked above The King.
Of course, Number One was an obvious choice: Sakamoto Ryoma. You say, "Who?" According to Wikipedia, he “was the leader of the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa bakufu during the Bakumatsu period in Japan. Ryoma used the alias Saitani when he worked against the shogun.”