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 Χερν), was a Greek-Japanese 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 779,188 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Lafcadio Hearn is the 934th most popular writer (up from 979th in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from Greece and the 27th 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 934 out of 5,794Before him are Dio Chrysostom, Ban Gu, Johannes Tauler, Jacques Clément, Alexander Litvinenko, and Julian Barnes. After him are John Malalas, August Kubizek, Robert Graves, Silius Italicus, Eugenio Montale, and Benito Pérez Galdós.

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Among people born in 1850, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 17Before him are Mihai Eminescu, Pierre Loti, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Oliver Heaviside, Luigi Cadorna, and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. After him are César Ritz, Victoriano Huerta, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Ebenezer Howard, Pat Garrett, and Sami Frashëri. Among people deceased in 1904, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 20Before him are Paul Kruger, George, King of Saxony, Étienne-Jules Marey, Émile Gallé, Vasily Vereshchagin, and Niels Ryberg Finsen. After him are Stepan Makarov, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Eduard Hanslick, Norodom of Cambodia, Sami Frashëri, and Mathilde Bonaparte.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 218 out of 855Before him are Demaratus (-600), Andreas Papandreou (1919), Agathon (-448), Pausanias of Sparta (null), Calchas (null), and Memnon of Rhodes (-380). After him are Berenice I of Egypt (-340), Antiphon (-480), Thrasybulus (-440), Alcamenes (-500), Idomeneus of Crete (null), and Aelia Eudocia (401).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Lafcadio Hearn ranks 27Before him are Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Agathias (536), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), Bacchylides (-490), Corinna (-501), and Agathon (-448). After him are Aelia Eudocia (401), Jean Moréas (1856), Philostratus (170), Ugo Foscolo (1778), Rigas Feraios (1757), and Phrynichus (-535).