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South Korea

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South Korea ranks 25th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Czechia, Australia, and Denmark. Memorable people born in present day South Korea include Sejong the Great, Ban Ki-moon, and Park Chung-hee. 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 soccer players 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. About 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 333 BC and 2001, present day South Korea was the birth place of 774 globally memorable people, including Sejong the Great, Ban Ki-moon, and Park Chung-hee. Additionaly, 85 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 (237), soccer players (127), singers (117), politicians (107), and athletes (31),  while most who died were politicians (49), actors (8), businesspeople (5), military personnels (4), and writers (4).

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 Kang-ho, and Lee Byung-hun. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day South Korea, including Song Hye-rim, Song Kang-ho, and Lee Byung-hun.

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