Chikamatsu Monzaemon

1653 - 1725

Chikamatsu Monzaemon

Chikamatsu Monzaemon (近松 門左衛門, real name Sugimori Nobumori, 杉森 信盛, 1653 – 6 January 1725) was a Japanese dramatist of jōruri, the form of puppet theater that later came to be known as bunraku, and the live-actor drama, kabuki. The Encyclopædia Britannica has written that he is "widely regarded as the greatest Japanese dramatist". His most famous plays deal with double-suicides of honor bound lovers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chikamatsu Monzaemon has received more than 96,872 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,491st most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 97k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Chikamatsu Monzaemons by language


Among WRITERS, Chikamatsu Monzaemon ranks 1,491 out of 4,883Before him are Herbjørg Wassmo, Betty Friedan, John Gay, Seamus Heaney, Archestratus, and Josef Čapek. After him are Alexander Radishchev, Walafrid Strabo, Reinaldo Arenas, Robert Southey, Kenji Miyazawa, and Vicki Baum.

Most Popular WRITERS in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1653, Chikamatsu Monzaemon ranks 9Before him are Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland, Prince George of Denmark, André-Hercule de Fleury, Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Claudia Felicitas of Austria, and Georg Muffat. After him are Maria Amalia of Courland, Carlo Ruzzini, and Muhammad Azam Shah. Among people deceased in 1725, Chikamatsu Monzaemon ranks 3Before him are Peter the Great and Alessandro Scarlatti. After him are Mahmud Hotak, Jonathan Wild, Arai Hakuseki, José Benito de Churriguera, and Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani.

Others Born in 1653

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1725

Go to all Rankings

In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Chikamatsu Monzaemon ranks 389 out of 3,113Before him are Yosano Akiko (1878), Hakaru Hashimoto (1881), Keizō Obuchi (1937), Tomiichi Murayama (1924), Shunichi Kumai (1910), and Emperor Junnin (733). After him are Kenji Miyazawa (1896), Tokugawa Ietsuna (1641), Emperor Shijō (1231), Izumo no Okuni (1572), Tameo Ide (1908), and Tadao Kobayashi (1930).