WRITER

D. T. Suzuki

1870 - 1966

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Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (Japanese: 鈴木 大拙 貞太郎, romanized: Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō; he rendered his name "Daisetz" in 1894; 11 November 1870 – 12 July 1966) was a Japanese scholar and author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen (Chan) and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of D. T. Suzuki has received more than 408,158 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). D. T. Suzuki is the 1,021st most popular writer (down from 1,004th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from Japan (down from 170th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Japanese Writer.

D.T. Suzuki is most famous for his translations of Buddhist texts and his interpretations of Zen Buddhism.

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  • 29

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  • 2.74

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, D. T. Suzuki ranks 1,021 out of 5,794Before him are Rosamunde Pilcher, Kassia, Egeria, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Johan Ludvig Runeberg. After him are Joachim du Bellay, Ernst Barlach, Sherwood Anderson, Herodian, Basava, and Assia Djebar.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1870, D. T. Suzuki ranks 25Before him are Maurice Denis, Gustav Bauer, Josef Hoffmann, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Pierre Louÿs, and Clara Immerwahr. After him are Ernst Barlach, Sophia of Prussia, Georgy Gapon, Charlotte Cooper, Jan Smuts, and Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1966, D. T. Suzuki ranks 31Before him are Albert Göring, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Herbert Gille, Chang Myon, Carlo Carrà, and Alexander von Falkenhausen. After him are Gino Severini, Cléo de Mérode, Ludwig Binswanger, L. E. J. Brouwer, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, and Charlotte Cooper.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, D. T. Suzuki ranks 175 out of 5,560Before him are Leo Esaki (1925), Sonny Chiba (1939), Emperor Sakuramachi (1720), Hiroaki Sato (1932), Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646), and Hirokazu Ninomiya (1917). After him are Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Kazu Naoki (1918), Kitasato Shibasaburō (1853), Shigeru Yoshida (1878), Honda Tadakatsu (1548), and Nobusuke Kishi (1896).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, D. T. Suzuki ranks 20Before him are Masaru Emoto (1943), Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886), Mori Ōgai (1862), Issei Sagawa (1949), Kobayashi Issa (1763), and Zeami Motokiyo (1363). After him are Edogawa Ranpo (1894), Yosa Buson (1716), Shoko Asahara (1955), Shūsaku Endō (1923), Eiji Yoshikawa (1892), and Sugawara no Michizane (845).