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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 260,044 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Andrew Kim Taegon is the 827th most popular religious figure (up from 1,051st in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from South Korea (up from 90th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 827 out of 2,238Before him are Zeno of Verona, Columba, Theodore Stratelates, Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, Jane Frances de Chantal, and Thibaud Gaudin. After him are Peter of Alcantara, Saturnin, Nicholas of Flüe, Charalambos, Apollinaris of Laodicea, and Safi-ad-din Ardabili.

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Among people born in 1821, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 18Before him are Louis Vuitton, Auguste Mariette, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Arthur Cayley, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Heinrich Barth. After him are Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Nikolay Nekrasov, Wilhelm Tempel, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Giovanni Bottesini, and Sebastian Kneipp. Among people deceased in 1846, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 8Before him are Louis Bonaparte, Emperor Ninkō, Friedrich Bessel, Friedrich List, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, and Adam Johann von Krusenstern. After him are Rodolphe Töpffer, Otto von Kotzebue, Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg, Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Domenico Dragonetti, and Joseph Leopold Eybler.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Andrew Kim Taegon ranks 61 out of 944Before him are Choe Yeong (1316), Chang Myon (1899), Toyo Ito (1941), Jeong Dojeon (1342), Heo Jun (1546), and Princess Deokhye (1912). After him are Queen Munjeong (1501), Kim Jae-gyu (1926), Kim Tu-bong (1889), Yi Hwang (1501), Charles J. Pedersen (1904), and Munmu of Silla (626).


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