Futabatei Shimei, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Futabatei Shimei

Japanese author, translator and literary critic

Date of Birth: 28-Feb-1864

Date of Death: 10-May-1909

Profession: writer, translator, Esperantist, journalist, novelist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Futabatei Shimei

  • Futabatei Shimei (??? ??, 4 April 1864 – 10 May 1909) was a Japanese author, translator, and literary critic.
  • Born Hasegawa Tatsunosuke (??? ???) in Edo (now Tokyo), Futabatei's works are in the realist style popular in the mid- to late-19th century.
  • His work Ukigumo (Floating Clouds, 1887) is widely hailed as Japan's first modern novel.

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