WRITER

Eiji Yoshikawa

1892 - 1962

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Eiji Yoshikawa (吉川 英治, Yoshikawa Eiji, August 11, 1892 – September 7, 1962) was a Japanese historical novelist. Among his best-known novels are revisions of older classics. He was mainly influenced by classics such as The Tale of the Heike, Tale of Genji, Water Margin and Romance of the Three Kingdoms, many of which he retold in his own style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eiji Yoshikawa has received more than 209,644 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Eiji Yoshikawa is the 1,131st most popular writer (up from 1,289th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from Japan (up from 284th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Eiji Yoshikawa ranks 1,131 out of 5,755Before him are Gaius Asinius Pollio, Assia Djebar, James Bond, Hrotsvitha, Lobsang Rampa, and Ken Kesey. After him are Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Joachim du Bellay, Rigas Feraios, Polyaenus, Rex Stout, and Yakub Kolas.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1892, Eiji Yoshikawa ranks 58Before him are Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, József Mindszenty, Erich Auerbach, Johannes Frießner, Mikhail Kirponos, and Hjalmar Siilasvuo. After him are Juan Negrín, Edith Södergran, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Tamon Yamaguchi, Harry Stack Sullivan, and Tazio Nuvolari. Among people deceased in 1962, Eiji Yoshikawa ranks 38Before him are Charles Laughton, Jacques Ibert, Hanns Eisler, Gabriele Münter, Killing of Peter Fechter, and Archduke Joseph August of Austria. After him are Shunroku Hata, André Lhote, Ivan Meštrović, Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg, Dušan Simović, and Aleksei Antonov.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Eiji Yoshikawa ranks 221 out of 6,048Before him are Sada Abe (1905), Akira Yoshizawa (1911), Jisaburō Ozawa (1886), Emperor Ninken (449), Antonio Inoki (1943), and Ishikawa Goemon (1558). After him are Kitasato Shibasaburō (1853), Emperor Senka (467), Emperor Hanzei (336), Masatoshi Koshiba (1926), Ōkubo Toshimichi (1830), and Leo Esaki (1925).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Eiji Yoshikawa ranks 24Before him are Edogawa Ranpo (1894), Zeami Motokiyo (1363), Shoko Asahara (1955), D. T. Suzuki (1870), Mori Ōgai (1862), and Kobayashi Issa (1763). After him are Yosa Buson (1716), Shūsaku Endō (1923), Yosano Akiko (1878), Chūya Nakahara (1907), Kenji Miyazawa (1896), and Ihara Saikaku (1642).