Yukio Mishima

1925 - 1970

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Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫, Mishima Yukio, 14 January 1925 – 25 November 1970), born Kimitake Hiraoka (平岡 公威, Hiraoka Kimitake), was a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, model, Shintoist, nationalist, and founder of the Tatenokai (楯の会, "Shield Society"), an unarmed civilian militia. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. He was considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, but the award went to his countryman and benefactor Yasunari Kawabata. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yukio Mishima has received more than 4,370,093 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Yukio Mishima is the 119th most popular writer (up from 189th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Japan (up from 17th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Writer.

Yukio Mishima is most famous for writing the book "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion."

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Among writers, Yukio Mishima ranks 119 out of 5,755Before him are Mary Shelley, François Villon, Plautus, Václav Havel, Sully Prudhomme, and E. T. A. Hoffmann. After him are Henry David Thoreau, Paul Verlaine, Alexandre Dumas fils, Matsuo Bashō, Jean Cocteau, and Apuleius.

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Among people born in 1925, Yukio Mishima ranks 5Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Burton, and Pol Pot. After him are Mikis Theodorakis, Paul Newman, Albert Bandura, Gilles Deleuze, Patrice Lumumba, Zygmunt Bauman, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 1970, Yukio Mishima ranks 9Before him are Bertrand Russell, Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, and Erich Maria Remarque. After him are Sukarno, Hjalmar Schacht, Max Born, Nelly Sachs, Édouard Daladier, and Alexander Kerensky.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yukio Mishima ranks 10 out of 6,048Before him are Akira Kurosawa (1910), Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Emperor Meiji (1852), and Kanō Jigorō (1860). After him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Haruki Murakami (1949), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Naruhito (1960), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), and Murasaki Shikibu (973).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Yukio Mishima ranks 2Before him are Miyamoto Musashi (1584). After him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Haruki Murakami (1949), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Osamu Dazai (1909), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Sei Shōnagon (966), Natsume Sōseki (1867), and Kazuo Ishiguro (1954).