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Chun Doo-hwan

1931 - Today

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Chun Doo-hwan (Korean: 전두환; Hanja: 全斗煥; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʌnduɦwɐn] or [tɕʌn] [tuɦwɐn]; 18 January 1931 – 23 November 2021) was a South Korean politician and army general who served as the fifth president of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. He was the country's de facto leader from December 1979 to September 1980, ruling as an unelected military dictator with civilian president Choi Kyu-hah largely as a figurehead. Chun was sentenced to death in 1996 for his role in the Gwangju Massacre but was later pardoned by President Kim Young-sam, with the advice of then President-elect Kim Dae-jung, whom Chun's administration had sentenced to death some 20 years earlier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chun Doo-hwan has received more than 1,191,950 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Chun Doo-hwan is the 883rd most popular politician (up from 1,112th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 5th in 2019) and the 6th most popular South Korean Politician.

Chun Doo-hwan was the president of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. He is most famous for his military coup against the government in 1979, which led to his presidency.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 883 out of 15,710Before him are Stefan Dušan, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Clara Petacci, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Marcian, and Michael II. After him are Aurangzeb, Tullus Hostilius, Balbinus, Charles XV of Sweden, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and William III of the Netherlands.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 11Before him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Robert Duvall, Tomas Tranströmer, and Alice Munro. After him are Philip Kotler, Ian Holm, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Irvin D. Yalom, Anita Ekberg, and Anatoly Dyatlov.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 7 out of 774Before him are Sejong the Great (1397), Ban Ki-moon (1944), Park Chung-hee (1917), Syngman Rhee (1875), Moon Jae-in (1953), and Kim Dae-jung (1924). After him are Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), and Park Geun-hye (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Chun Doo-hwan ranks 6Before him are Sejong the Great (1397), Park Chung-hee (1917), Syngman Rhee (1875), Moon Jae-in (1953), and Kim Dae-jung (1924). After him are Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), and Park Geun-hye (1952).