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Mori Ōgai in 1911.
February 17, 1862|
Tsuwano, Shimane, Japan
|Died||July 8, 1922(aged 60)|
||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Years of service||1882–1916|
|Rank||Surgeon General of the Imperial Japanese Army (Lieutenant General)|
|Awards||Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure
Order of the Golden Kite, 3rd Class
|Other work||Translator, novelist and poet|
Lieutenant-General Mori Rintarō (森 林太郎code: ja is deprecated , February 17, 1862 – July 8, 1922), known by his pen name Mori Ōgai (森 鴎外code: ja is deprecated ), 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. 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's statue at his house in Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyūshū.
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