Natsume Sōseki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Natsume Sōseki

Japanese novelist

Date of Birth: 09-Feb-1867

Place of Birth: Kikuichō, Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 09-Dec-1916

Profession: writer, poet, university teacher, novelist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Natsume Sōseki

  • Natsume Soseki (?? ??, February 9, 1867 – December 9, 1916), born Natsume Kin'nosuke (?? ???), 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.
  • From 1984 until 2004, his portrait appeared on the front of the Japanese 1000 yen note.
  • In Japan, he is often considered the greatest writer in modern Japanese history.
  • He has had a profound effect on almost all important Japanese writers since.

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