Rampo Edogawa

Rampo Edogawa

Birth
Death 28 Jul 1965 (aged 70)
Burial Fuchu City, Fuchū-shi, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Plot 26-1-17-6
Memorial ID 6617183 · View Source
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Detective novelist and the first modern mystery writer in Japan. His real name was Taro Hirai. He was born in Nabari, Mie, Japan, and is considered "The Father of Japanese Detective Stories." Edogawa chose his pen name for an interesting reason. In the Japanese system of family name first, he is "Edogawa Rampo." He modeled himself after Edgar Allen Poe, whom many consider the inventor of detective stories. When "Edogawa Rampo" is pronounced quickly, it sounds like "Edgar Allen Poe."

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 18 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6617183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rampo Edogawa (21 Oct 1894–28 Jul 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6617183, citing Tama Cemetery, Fuchu City, Fuchū-shi, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .