Andrew Kim Taegon

1821 - 1846

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Andrew Kim Taegon (21 August 1821 – 16 September 1846), also referred to as Andrew Kim in English, was the first Korean-born Catholic priest and is the patron saint of Korean clergy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew Kim Taegon has received more than 193,043 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Andrew Kim Taegon is the 1,052nd most popular religious figure (down from 963rd in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 43rd in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 1,052 out of 2,272Before him are Abu Darda, Caesarius of Arles, Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, Charles de Bourbon, Gudula, and Fulgentius of Ruspe. After him are Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Henry Molaison, Hegesippus, Saint Marcella, Eisai, and Yolanda of Poland.

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Among people born in 1821, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 25Before him are Heinrich Barth, Sebastian Kneipp, Anita Garibaldi, Giovanni Bottesini, Henry Thomas Buckle, and Duchess Caroline Mariane of Mecklenburg. After him are Ernst Engel, Bartolomé Mitre, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Franz Doppler, Ford Madox Brown, and Tuone Udaina. Among people deceased in 1846, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 10Before him are Friedrich List, Emperor Ninkō, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, Rodolphe Töpffer, and Otto von Kotzebue. After him are Domenico Dragonetti, Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg, Giuseppe Acerbi, Joseph Weigl, and Esaias Tegnér.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 90 out of 774Before him are Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo (1018), Park Won-soon (1956), Sunjong of Goryeo (1047), Yejong of Goryeo (1079), Hwang Jang-yop (1923), and Heo Jeong (1896). After him are Sukjong of Goryeo (1054), Cha Bum-kun (1953), Seonjong of Goryeo (1049), Injong of Goryeo (1109), Heonjong of Goryeo (1084), and Jang Yeong-sil (1400).


Among religious figures born in South Korea, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 1After him are David Yonggi Cho (1936), Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (1922), Andrew Yeom Soo-jung (1943), and Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk (1931).