Edogawa Ranpo

1894 - 1965

Edogawa Ranpo

Tarō Hirai (平井 太郎, Hirai Tarō, October 21, 1894 – July 28, 1965), better known by the pseudonym Edogawa Ranpo (江戸川 乱歩), also romanized as Edogawa Rampo, was a Japanese author and critic who played a major role in the development of Japanese mystery fiction. Many of his novels involve the detective hero Kogoro Akechi, who in later books was the leader of a group of boy detectives known as the "Boy Detectives Club" (少年探偵団, Shōnen tantei dan). Ranpo was an admirer of Western mystery writers, and especially of Edgar Allan Poe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edogawa Ranpo has received more than 348,143 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,142nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Edogawa Ranpo ranks 1,141 out of 4,883Before him are Ibn al-Jawzi, Hovhannes Tumanyan, Elizabeth Gaskell, P. L. Travers, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Matthew Lewis. After him are Erskine Caldwell, Chernorizets Hrabar, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Pierre Larousse, Babrius, and August Kubizek.

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Among people born in 1894, Edogawa Ranpo ranks 49Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Josef von Sternberg, Bessie Smith, Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, Wäinö Aaltonen, and Elisabeth of Romania. After him are Nazli Sabri, Ernst Lindemann, Walter Brennan, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, André Kertész, and Tivadar Soros. Among people deceased in 1965, Edogawa Ranpo ranks 30Before him are Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, La Belle Otero, Dorothea Lange, Paul Tillich, Aksel Sandemose, and Louis Hjelmslev. After him are Frederick Fleet, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Lauri Törni, Mehdi Ben Barka, and David O. Selznick.

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Among people born in Japan, Edogawa Ranpo ranks 225 out of 3,113Before him are Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Shoichi Nishimura (1912), Hijikata Toshizō (1835), Issey Miyake (1938), Jiro Horikoshi (1903), and Shoichi Yokoi (1915). After him are Emperor Seinei (444), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), Hideo Sakai (1909), Terauchi Masatake (1852), and Mōri Motonari (1497).