D. T. Suzuki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


D. T. Suzuki

Japanese author and philosopher

Date of Birth: 18-Oct-1870

Place of Birth: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 12-Jul-1966

Profession: writer, psychologist, translator, university teacher, philosopher

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About D. T. Suzuki

  • Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (?? ?? ??? Suzuki Daisetsu Teitaro; he rendered his name "Daisetz" in 1894; 18 October 1870 – 12 July 1966) was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen (Chan) and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West.
  • Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature.
  • Suzuki spent several lengthy stretches teaching or lecturing at Western universities, and devoted many years to a professorship at Otani University, a Japanese Buddhist school. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963.

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