1155 - 1225

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Jien (慈円, 17 May 1155 in Kyoto – 28 October 1225 in Omi) was a Japanese poet, historian, and Buddhist monk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jien has received more than 39,777 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jien is the 3,542nd most popular writer (up from 4,057th in 2019), the 995th most popular biography from Japan (up from 1,063rd in 2019) and the 84th most popular Japanese Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 40k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Jien zenshū
Shinsen rōeishū
Attribution, Calligraphy
Waka, Japanese Poetry
Gukanshō zen chūkai

Page views of Jiens by language

Over the past year Jien has had the most page views in the with 39,397 views, followed by Chinese (7,388), and English (4,867). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Wu Chinese (250.45%), Turkish (59.91%), and Chinese (35.39%)


Among writers, Jien ranks 3,542 out of 7,302Before him are Donald Barthelme, Xiao Hong, Howard Pyle, Edwin Arnold, Cotton Mather, and Václav Hanka. After him are Jovan Sterija Popović, Anna Gavalda, Mikhail Zhvanetsky, Pavel Bazhov, Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko, and Bertus Aafjes.

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Among people born in 1155, Jien ranks 15Before him are Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, Peter II of Courtenay, Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera, Kamo no Chōmei, and Blondel de Nesle. After him are Margaret of Sweden, Queen of Norway, Gervase of Tilbury, and Sigurd Markusfostre. Among people deceased in 1225, Jien ranks 10Before him are Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din, Arnaud Amalric, Ma Yuan, Hōjō Masako, Angelus of Jerusalem, and Engelbert II of Berg. After him is Adolf III of Holstein.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Jien ranks 995 out of 6,245Before him are Akira Ifukube (1914), Nagayasu Honda (null), Ryōtarō Shiba (1923), Tsubouchi Shōyō (1859), Yasuzo Masumura (1924), and Nakahama Manjirō (1827). After him are Natsuo Kirino (1951), Akio Ōtsuka (1959), Takehito Koyasu (1967), Tōson Shimazaki (1872), Kuniharu Nakamoto (1959), and Kiyoshi Atsumi (1928).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Jien ranks 84Before him are Nobuko Yoshiya (1896), Ennin (793), Misuzu Kaneko (1903), Hiratsuka Raichō (1886), Ryōtarō Shiba (1923), and Tsubouchi Shōyō (1859). After him are Natsuo Kirino (1951), Tōson Shimazaki (1872), Michitsuna's mother (935), Shinichi Hoshi (1926), Hiromi Kawakami (1958), and Miyamoto Yuriko (1899).