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James Curtis Hepburn
|Born||March 13, 1815
|Died||September 21, 1911
East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|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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