WRITER

Natsume Sōseki

1867 - 1916

Natsume Sōseki

Natsume Sōseki (夏目 漱石, 9 February 1867 – 9 December 1916), born Natsume Kin'nosuke (夏目 金之助), was a Japanese novelist. He is best known around the world for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. He was also a scholar of British literature and composer of haiku, kanshi, and fairy tales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Natsume Sōseki has received more than 575,067 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 465th most popular writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Natsume Sōseki ranks 462 out of 4,883Before him are Octavio Paz, Athenaeus, Laurence Sterne, Boris Vian, Sándor Petőfi, and William Wordsworth. After him are Margaret Atwood, Sidney Sheldon, Shams Tabrizi, Saint Naum, Paul Claudel, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1867, Natsume Sōseki ranks 9Before him are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Józef Piłsudski, Luigi Pirandello, Arturo Toscanini, John Galsworthy, and Emil Nolde. After him are Käthe Kollwitz, Mary of Teck, Margaret Brown, Emily Greene Balch, Pierre Bonnard, and Walther Rathenau. Among people deceased in 1916, Natsume Sōseki ranks 16Before him are Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Otto of Bavaria, and Karl Schwarzschild. After him are Richard Dedekind, José Echegaray, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Charles Taze Russell, Max Reger, and Charles de Foucauld.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Natsume Sōseki ranks 53 out of 3,113Before him are Emperor Ninkō (1800), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Hiroo Onoda (1922), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), and Akechi Mitsuhide (1526). After him are Kanō Jigorō (1860), Emperor Suizei (-669), Liv Ullmann (1938), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), and Koxinga (1624).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Natsume Sōseki ranks 10Before him are Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), and Osamu Dazai (1909). After him are Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Sei Shōnagon (966), Kōbō Abe (1924), Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886), Zeami Motokiyo (1363), and Kobayashi Issa (1763).

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