Ferdinand Ortmans, also known as Fernand Ortmans, was the son of Alphonse Henri Ortmans, French Consul in Tokyo, and Adelaïde Nathalie Ortmans (née Cordès). Ferdinand Ortmans is best remembered as the founder and owner of the multi-lingual literary magazine Cosmopolis, which appeared from January 1896 to November 1898. It was published in London by T. Fisher Unwin and had a circulation of approximately 20,000. Contributors included Maurice Barrès, Anton Chekhov, Joseph Conrad, Arthur Schnitzler, William Butler Yeats and Leo Tolstoy.
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