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Mori Ōgai
Ougai Mori October 22, 1911.jpg
Mori Ōgai in 1911.
Native name
森 鷗外
Born (1862-02-17)February 17, 1862
Tsuwano, Shimane, Japan
Died July 8, 1922(1922-07-08) (aged 60)
Allegiance  Japan
Service/branch War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.svg Imperial Japanese Army
Years of service 1882–1916
Rank Surgeon General of the Imperial Japanese Army (Lieutenant General)
Battles/wars
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 , February 17, 1862 – July 8, 1922), known by his pen name Mori Ōgai (森 鴎外 ), 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. 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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