Natsume Soseki

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Birthday
9, 1867
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Death Date
Dec 9, 1916 (49)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1867
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Death Date
Dec 9, 1916 (49)

About

A Japanese novelist, poet and scholar, he wrote I Am a Cat and Kokoro. He is widely considered one of the greatest Japanese writers in history.

Before Fame

Born when his mother was forty years old and already had five children, he was raised for a time by an adoptive family (eventually, he was returned to his birth parents).

Trivia

He taught English literature at Tokyo Imperial University.

Family Life

He was born in Tokyo, Japan. In 1895, he married Nakane Kyoko.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Japanese author, Eiji Yoshikawa.