POLITICIAN

Dangun

333 BC - Today

Photo of Dangun

Icon of person Dangun

Dangun (단군; 檀君; [tan.ɡun]) or Dangun Wanggeom (단군왕검; 檀君王儉; [tan.ɡun waŋ.ɡʌm]) was the legendary founder and god-king of Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom, around present-day Liaoning province in Northeast China and the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. He is said to be the "grandson of heaven" and "son of a bear", and to have founded the kingdom in 2333 BC. The earliest recorded version of the Dangun legend appears in the 13th-century Samguk Yusa, which cites China's Book of Wei and Korea's lost historical record Gogi (lit. 'Ancient Record') (고기, 古記). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dangun has received more than 602,502 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Dangun is the 1,766th most popular politician (down from 1,063rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 4th in 2019) and the 26th most popular South Korean Politician.

Dangun is most famous for being the founder of Korea.

Memorability Metrics

  • 600k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Danguns by language


Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Dangun ranks 1,766 out of 15,710Before her are Ma Chao, Joannes, Marozia, Herman Van Rompuy, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, and Cemal Gürsel. After her are Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Pupienus, Faisal II of Iraq, Hippias, Ḫattušili III, and Michael IX Palaiologos.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 333 BC, Dangun ranks 1

Others Born in 333 BC

Go to all Rankings

In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Dangun ranks 29 out of 774Before her are Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Gongmin of Goryeo (1330), Yun Posun (1897), and Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575). After her are Roh Tae-woo (1932), Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Sunjo of Joseon (1790), Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo (923), and Danjong of Joseon (1441).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Dangun ranks 26Before her are Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Gongmin of Goryeo (1330), Yun Posun (1897), and Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575). After her are Roh Tae-woo (1932), Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Sunjo of Joseon (1790), Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo (923), and Danjong of Joseon (1441).