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James Curtis Hepburn
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Born March 13, 1815 (1815-03-13)
Died September 21, 1911(1911-09-21) (aged 96)
Nationality American
Known for Medical missions in China and Japan

James Curtis Hepburn (March 13, 1815 – September 21, 1911) was an American physician, translator, educator, and lay Christian missionary. He is known for the Hepburn romanization system for transliteration of the Japanese language into the Latin alphabet, which he popularized in his Japanese–English dictionary.

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