PHILOSOPHER

Hayashi Razan

1583 - 1657

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Hayashi Razan (林 羅山, 1583 – March 7, 1657), also known as Hayashi Dōshun, was a Japanese Neo-Confucian philosopher and writer, serving as a tutor and an advisor to the first four shōguns of the Tokugawa bakufu. He is also attributed with first listing the Three Views of Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hayashi Razan has received more than 66,138 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Hayashi Razan is the 793rd most popular philosopher (down from 770th in 2019), the 716th most popular biography from Japan (down from 697th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Hayashi Razan ranks 793 out of 1,081Before him are Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Michael J. Sandel, Jean Starobinski, Clitomachus, Joseph Albo, and Raymond Williams. After him are Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Yajnavalkya, Rishabhanatha, Nancy Fraser, Marco Antonio de Dominis, and Jean Guitton.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1583, Hayashi Razan ranks 12Before him are Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Jacob De la Gardie, Pieter Lastman, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Orlando Gibbons, and Jan Porcellis. After him are Eleanor of Prussia, Denis Pétau, Iskandar Muda, Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, and Susanna Hall. Among people deceased in 1657, Hayashi Razan ranks 15Before him are Laura Mancini, Balthasar van der Ast, Jacob van Campen, Andrew Bobola, Robert Blake, and Menasseh Ben Israel. After him are Olimpia Maidalchini, Jacob van Eyck, John Lilburne, Evert van Aelst, Johann Baptist Cysat, and William Bradford.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hayashi Razan ranks 716 out of 6,048Before him are Takehiko Kawanishi (1938), Keigo Higashino (1958), Emperor En'yū (959), Eiji Toyoda (1913), Shunsuke Kikuchi (1931), and Shintaro Katsu (1931). After him are Naoko Takeuchi (1967), Yoshio Nishina (1890), Okakura Kakuzō (1862), Riyoko Ikeda (1947), Keisuke Okada (1868), and Katō Takaaki (1860).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Japan

Among philosophers born in Japan, Hayashi Razan ranks 8Before him are Masanobu Fukuoka (1913), Kitaro Nishida (1870), Daisaku Ikeda (1928), George Ohsawa (1893), Motoori Norinaga (1730), and Hakuin Ekaku (1686). After him are Arai Hakuseki (1657) and Ogyū Sorai (1666).