Mori Ōgai

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Lieutenant-General Mori Rintarō (森 林太郎, February 17, 1862 – July 8, 1922), known by his pen name Mori Ōgai (森 鷗外), was a Japanese Army Surgeon general officer, translator, novelist, poet and father of famed author Mari Mori. He obtained his medical license at a very young age and introduced translated German language literary works to the Japanese public. Mori Ōgai also was considered the first to successfully express the art of western poetry in Japanese.[1] He wrote many works and created many writing styles. The Wild Geese (1911–1913) is considered his major work. After his death, he was considered one of the leading writers who modernized Japanese literature.

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Mori Ōgai

Mori Ōgai in 1911
Native name
森 鷗外
Born(1862-02-17)February 17, 1862
Tsuwano, Shimane, Japan
DiedJuly 8, 1922(1922-07-08) (aged 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Allegiance Japan
Service/branch Imperial Japanese Army
Years of service1882–1916
RankSurgeon General of the Imperial Japanese Army (Lieutenant General)
AwardsGrand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure
Order of the Golden Kite, 3rd Class
RelationsMari Mori (daughter)
Other workTranslator, novelist, and poet