WRITER

Yukio Mishima

1925 - 1970

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Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫, Mishima Yukio, January 14, 1925 – November 25, 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"). 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 2,864,013 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Yukio Mishima is the 189th most popular writer (down from 153rd in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Japan (down from 15th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Japanese Writer.

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  • 87

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  • 4.25

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  • 5.90

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Yukio Mishima ranks 189 out of 5,794. Before him are Diogenes Laërtius, Khalil Gibran, Georges Simenon, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Peter Handke, and Stéphane Mallarmé. After him are Nizami Ganjavi, Tristan Tzara, Lucian, Sigrid Undset, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Saadi Shirazi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1925, Yukio Mishima ranks 6Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, and Gilles Deleuze. After him are Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 1970, Yukio Mishima ranks 10Before him are Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Erich Maria Remarque, Jimi Hendrix, António de Oliveira Salazar, and Sukarno. After him are Max Born, Hjalmar Schacht, Alexander Kerensky, Mark Rothko, François Mauriac, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yukio Mishima ranks 17 out of 5,560. Before him are Haruki Murakami (1949), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Murasaki Shikibu (973), and Olivia de Havilland (1916). After him are Naruhito (1960), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Emperor Taishō (1879), Emperor Jimmu (-711), Hattori Hanzō (1542), and Hideki Tojo (1884).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Yukio Mishima ranks 5Before him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Haruki Murakami (1949), and Murasaki Shikibu (973). After him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Osamu Dazai (1909), Sei Shōnagon (966), Natsume Sōseki (1867), and Kazuo Ishiguro (1954).

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