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Empress Myeongseong

1851 - 1895

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Empress Myeongseong or Empress Myungsung (17 November 1851 – 8 October 1895), known informally as Queen Min, was the first official wife of Gojong, the twenty-sixth king of Joseon and the first emperor of the Korean Empire. She was posthumously called as Myeongseong, the Great Empress (명성태황후, 明成太皇后). The government of Meiji Japan (明治政府) considered Empress Myeongseong (明成皇后) an obstacle to its overseas expansion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Empress Myeongseong has received more than 975,932 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Empress Myeongseong is the 1,349th most popular politician (up from 1,369th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 13th in 2019) and the 15th most popular South Korean Politician.

Empress Myeongseong is most famous for being the last empress of Korea. She was assassinated in 1895, which led to the collapse of the Joseon Dynasty.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Empress Myeongseong ranks 1,349 out of 15,710Before her are Norodom Sihamoni, Phorcys, Cleopatra II of Egypt, Itō Hirobumi, Leo IV the Khazar, and Christian V of Denmark. After her are Paul Barras, Ptolemy VI Philometor, Pepi I Meryre, Omar al-Bashir, Isabella Clara Eugenia, and Léon Degrelle.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1851, Empress Myeongseong ranks 3Before her are Ferdinand Foch and Arthur Evans. After her are Emile Berliner, Louise of Sweden, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Margherita of Savoy, Léon Bourgeois, Ismail Gaspirali, Georg Jellinek, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and Peder Severin Krøyer. Among people deceased in 1895, Empress Myeongseong ranks 8Before her are Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, Julius Lothar Meyer, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. After her are José Martí, Adam Opel, Franz von Suppé, Isma'il Pasha, Friedrich Miescher, and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Empress Myeongseong ranks 18 out of 774Before her are Empress Gi (1315), Park Geun-hye (1952), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sejo of Joseon (1417), Yi Sun-sin (1545), and Mas Oyama (1923). After her are Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Kim Young-sam (1927), Yeonsangun of Joseon (1476), Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), and Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Empress Myeongseong ranks 15Before her are Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), Park Geun-hye (1952), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), and Sejo of Joseon (1417). After her are Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Kim Young-sam (1927), Yeonsangun of Joseon (1476), Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), and Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58).