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South Korea

South Korea ranks 30th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Czechia, Egypt, and Romania. Memorable people born in present day South Korea include Ban Ki-moon, Kim Dae-jung, and Sukjong of Joseon. Memorable people who died in South Korea include Taejo of Joseon, Yeongjo of Joseon, and Sukjong of Joseon. South Korea has been the birth place of many actors and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

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 58 BC and 2000, present day South Korea was the birth place of 388 globally memorable people, including Ban Ki-moon, Kim Dae-jung, and Sukjong of Joseon. Additionaly, 50 globally memorable people have passed away in present day South Korea including Taejo of Joseon, Yeongjo of Joseon, and Sukjong 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 (125), soccer players (65), singers (51), politicians (47), and athletes (21),  while most who died were politicians (29), writers (4), social activists (3), actors (3), and businesspeople (2).

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

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