POLITICIAN

Empress Myeongseong

1851 - 1895

Empress Myeongseong

Empress Myeongseong or Empress Myung-Sung (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. The government of Meiji Japan (明治政府) considered Empress Myeongseong (明成皇后) an obstacle to its overseas expansion. Efforts to remove her from the political arena, orchestrated through failed rebellions prompted by the father of King Gojong, the Heungseon Daewongun (an influential regent working with the Japanese), compelled her to take a harsher stand against Japanese influence.After Japan's victory in the First Sino-Japanese War, Joseon Korea came under the Japanese sphere of influence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Empress Myeongseong has received more than 683,280 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,376th most popular politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Empress Myeongseong ranks 1,370 out of 14,801Before her are Bernie Sanders, Lucullus, Maria II of Portugal, Emperor Guangwu of Han, Olaf II of Denmark, and Khosrow II. After her are Nicolás Maduro, Ferenc Szálasi, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Antiochus I Soter, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, and Marie François Sadi Carnot.

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

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Empress Myeongseong ranks 13 out of 380Before her are Yi Sun-sin (1545), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Kim Young-sam (1927), and Sejo of Joseon (1417). After her are Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Roh Tae-woo (1932), Yun Posun (1897), Jungjong of Joseon (1488), and Hyojong of Joseon (1619).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Empress Myeongseong ranks 11Before her are Park Geun-hye (1952), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Kim Young-sam (1927), and Sejo of Joseon (1417). After her are Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Roh Tae-woo (1932), Yun Posun (1897), Jungjong of Joseon (1488), and Hyojong of Joseon (1619).

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