Yukio Mishima

1925 - 1970

Yukio Mishima

Kimitake Hiraoka (平岡 公威, Hiraoka Kimitake, January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970), known also under the pen name Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫, Mishima Yukio), was a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, model, film director, nationalist, and founder of the Tatenokai. 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 friend Yasunari Kawabata. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yukio Mishima has received more than 2,451,300 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 155th most popular writer.

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  • 83

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  • 5.70

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  • 4.89

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Among writers, Yukio Mishima ranks 153 out of 4,883Before him are Elias Canetti, Petronius, Charlotte Brontë, Du Fu, Aldous Huxley, and Carlo Collodi. After him are Fernando Pessoa, André Breton, Boris Pasternak, Snorri Sturluson, Janusz Korczak, and Pliny the Younger.

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Among people born in 1925, Yukio Mishima ranks 5Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, and Richard Burton. After him are Gilles Deleuze, Patrice Lumumba, Paul Newman, B.B. King, Zygmunt Bauman, Robert F. Kennedy, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 1970, Yukio Mishima ranks 9Before him are Janis Joplin, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Abraham Maslow, Erich Maria Remarque, António de Oliveira Salazar, and Jimi Hendrix. After him are Sukarno, Max Born, Alexander Kerensky, Hjalmar Schacht, Nelly Sachs, and Mark Rothko.

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Among people born in Japan, Yukio Mishima ranks 15 out of 3,113Before him are Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Yoko Ono (1933), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536), Emperor Meiji (1852), and Haruki Murakami (1949). After him are Chiune Sugihara (1900), Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Isoroku Yamamoto (1884), Naruhito (1960), Emperor Jimmu (-711), and Emperor Taishō (1879).