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Lafcadio Hearn

1850 - 1904

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Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲, 27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), born Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (; Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χέρν, romanized: Patríkios Lefkádios Chérn, Irish: Pádraig Lafcadio O'hEarain), was a Irish-Greek writer, translator, and teacher who introduced the culture and literature of Japan to the West. His writings offered unprecedented insight into Japanese culture, especially his collections of legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Before moving to Japan and becoming a Japanese citizen, he worked as a journalist in the United States, primarily in Cincinnati and New Orleans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lafcadio Hearn has received more than 832,776 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Lafcadio Hearn is the 857th most popular writer (up from 934th in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from Greece (up from 218th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Greek Writer.

Lafcadio Hearn was a writer who wrote about Japan. He was most famous for his book "In Ghostly Japan."

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Among writers, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 857 out of 5,755Before him are Rubén Darío, Eleanor Marx, Antoine Galland, Theodor Fontane, Dio Chrysostom, and Božena Němcová. After him are Walter Lippmann, Clemens Brentano, Anna Seghers, Achim von Arnim, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Leconte de Lisle.

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Among people born in 1850, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 16Before him are Charles Richet, Mihai Eminescu, Pierre Loti, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Pat Garrett, and Oliver Heaviside. After him are Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Luigi Cadorna, Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton, Ignác Goldziher, Victoriano Huerta, and Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Among people deceased in 1904, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 17Before him are Eadweard Muybridge, Gabriel Tarde, Abai Qunanbaiuly, George, King of Saxony, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Paul Kruger. After him are Émile Gallé, Étienne-Jules Marey, Stepan Makarov, Vasily Vereshchagin, Alfred von Waldersee, and Princess Alexandrine of Baden.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 209 out of 936Before him are Andreas Papandreou (1919), Philopoemen (-253), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Euclid of Megara (-435), Thrasybulus (-440), and Agis IV (-265). After him are Pelopidas (-450), Bacchylides (-490), Prince George of Greece and Denmark (1869), Cylon of Athens (-700), Demaratus (-600), and Philostratus (170).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 24Before him are Longus (110), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Periander (-700), Aelia Eudocia (401), Agathias (536), and Odysseas Elytis (1911). After him are Bacchylides (-490), Philostratus (170), Agathon (-448), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), Jean Moréas (1856), and Corinna (-501).