Cultural Production in

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Korea, South

Korea, South

Korea, South ranks 63rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Pakistan, Peru, and Syria. Memorable people born in present day Korea, South include Sejong the Great, Syngman Rhee, and Taejo of Goryeo. Memorable people who died in Korea, South include Sejong the Great, Kim Dae-jung, and Queen Seondeok of Silla. Korea, South has been the birth place of many politicians and actors and the death place of many politicians and religious figures.

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 333 BC and 1994, present day Korea, South was the birth place of 123 globally memorable people, including Sejong the Great, Syngman Rhee, and Taejo of Goryeo. Additionaly, 14 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Korea, South including Sejong the Great, Kim Dae-jung, and Queen Seondeok of Silla.

People Born in Present Day Korea, South

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People Deceased in Present Day Korea, South

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Most individuals born in present day Korea, South were politicians (35), actors (31), soccer players (22), singers (13), and film directors (3),  while most who died were politicians (10), religious figures (2), businesspeople (1), and actors (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Korea, South, including Song Hye-kyo, Song Kang-ho, and Lee Jong-suk. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Korea, South, including Sejong the Great, Syngman Rhee, and Taejo of Goryeo.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 18 globally memorable people born in present day Korea, South since 1700.