WRITER

Futabatei Shimei

1864 - 1909

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Futabatei Shimei (二葉亭 四迷, 4 April 1864 – 10 May 1909) was a Japanese writer, translator, and literary critic. His writings are in the realist style popular in the mid to late 19th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Futabatei Shimei has received more than 35,459 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Futabatei Shimei is the 3,186th most popular writer (down from 3,057th in 2019), the 886th most popular biography from Japan (down from 765th in 2019) and the 70th most popular Japanese Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Futabatei Shimei ranks 3,186 out of 5,794Before him are Henrietta Szold, Ryhor Baradulin, Holger Drachmann, Renée Vivien, Onomacritus, and Hans Erich Nossack. After him are Marek Hłasko, Carl Robert Jakobson, Eduard Vilde, Auguste Barbier, István Örkény, and Chairil Anwar.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1864, Futabatei Shimei ranks 91Before him are Akashi Motojiro, Léon Gaumont, Marguerite Durand, Israel Zangwill, Vladimir Steklov, and Robert Lansing. After him are Toktogul Satylganov, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe, Eemil Nestor Setälä, Leonard Hobhouse, and John Henry Mackay. Among people deceased in 1909, Futabatei Shimei ranks 50Before him are Afonso Pena, Walther Ritz, Catulle Mendès, Pascual Cervera y Topete, Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, and Renée Vivien. After him are Harry Seeley, Euclides da Cunha, Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Helena Modjeska, Eva Bonnier, and Alessandro Fortis.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Futabatei Shimei ranks 886 out of 5,560Before him are Kiyoshi Shiga (1871), Tadashi Yanai (1949), Ryozo Suzuki (1939), Tsutomu Sonobe (1958), Kusumoto Ine (1827), and Yoshiaki Kawajiri (1950). After him are Koichi Tohei (1920), Ozaki Kōyō (1868), Takeshi Obata (1969), Kiyoshi Atsumi (1928), Takeo Arishima (1878), and Yasuhiro Yamashita (1957).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Futabatei Shimei ranks 70Before him are Kan Kikuchi (1888), Ryōtarō Shiba (1923), Nobuko Yoshiya (1896), Tōson Shimazaki (1872), Banana Yoshimoto (1964), and Kafū Nagai (1879). After him are Ozaki Kōyō (1868), Takeo Arishima (1878), Itō Noe (1895), Fumiko Enchi (1905), Sakyo Komatsu (1931), and Misuzu Kaneko (1903).