POLITICIAN

Chun Doo-hwan

1931 - 2021

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Chun Doo-hwan (Korean: 전두환; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʌnduɦwɐn] or [tɕʌn] [tuɦwɐn]; 18 January 1931 – 23 November 2021) was a South Korean army general and military dictator who ruled as an unelected strongman from 1979 to 1980 before replacing Choi Kyu-hah as president of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. Chun usurped power after the 1979 assassination of president Park Chung Hee. Park was himself a military dictator who had ruled since 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chun Doo-hwan has received more than 1,922,293 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Chun Doo-hwan is the 1,180th most popular politician (down from 610th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 8th in 2019) and the 15th most popular South Korean Politician.

Chun Doo-hwan is famous for being a former military general and politician who served as the President of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. He is best known for his controversial rise to power in a military coup in 1979 and his role in the Gwangju Uprising in 1980, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians.

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Over the past year Chun Doo-hwan has had the most page views in the with 492,476 views, followed by Chinese (455,123), and English (340,279). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (386.76%), Cantonese (269.00%), and Chinese (158.56%)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 1,180 out of 19,576Before her are Frederick II of Denmark, Alfredo Stroessner, Hua Guofeng, Pauline Bonaparte, Ghazan, and Fuxi. After her are Michel Aoun, Jiaqing Emperor, Ladislaus I of Hungary, Theodor Heuss, Artaxerxes III, and Mahmud of Ghazni.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 15Before her are Tomas Tranströmer, Irvin D. Yalom, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Raymond Kopa, Robert Duvall, and Philip Kotler. After her are Anita Ekberg, Monica Vitti, Alice Munro, Roger Penrose, Annie Girardot, and Thomas Bernhard. Among people deceased in 2021, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 9Before her are Michael Collins, Gerd Müller, Albert Bandura, Mikis Theodorakis, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and F. W. de Klerk. After her are Christopher Plummer, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Charlie Watts, Isamu Akasaki, Carlos Menem, and Bernie Madoff.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 17 out of 1,128Before her are Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Park Geun-hye (1952), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Sejo of Joseon (1417), and Roh Moo-hyun (1946). After her are Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Cheoljong of Joseon (1831), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), and Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 15Before her are Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Park Geun-hye (1952), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Sejo of Joseon (1417), and Roh Moo-hyun (1946). After her are Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Cheoljong of Joseon (1831), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), and Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688).