Cultural Production in

Present Day

South Korea

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South Korea ranks 22nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Belgium, Argentina, and Czechia. Memorable people born in present day South Korea include Sejong the Great, Park Chung-hee, and Jeongjo of Joseon. Memorable people who died in South Korea include Sejong the Great, Park Chung-hee, and Taejo of Joseon. South Korea has been the birth place of many actors and singers and the death place of many politicians and actors.

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth largest metropolis in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 333 BC and 2004, present day South Korea was the birth place of 944 globally memorable people, including Sejong the Great, Park Chung-hee, and Jeongjo of Joseon. Additionaly, 112 globally memorable people have passed away in present day South Korea including Sejong the Great, Park Chung-hee, and Taejo of Joseon.

People Born in Present Day South Korea

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People Deceased in Present Day South Korea

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Most individuals born in present day South Korea were actors (347), singers (142), soccer players (131), politicians (107), and athletes (38),  while most who died were politicians (66), actors (11), businesspeople (5), religious figures (5), and military personnels (4).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day South Korea, including Lee Byung-hun, Song Hye-rim, and Gong Yoo. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day South Korea, including Lee Byung-hun, Song Hye-rim, and Gong Yoo.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day South Korea since 1700.