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Empress Myeongseong

1851 - 1895

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Empress Myeongseong or Empress Myungsung (명성황후 민씨; 17 November 1851 – 8 October 1895), informally known as Empress Min, was the official wife of Gojong, the 26th king of Joseon and the first emperor of the Korean Empire. She was posthumously called Myeongseong, the Great Empress (Korean: 명성태황후; Hanja: 明成太皇后). Empress Myeongseong was considered an obstacle by the government of Meiji Japan (明治政府) to its overseas expansion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Empress Myeongseong has received more than 1,104,126 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Empress Myeongseong is the 1,397th most popular politician (down from 1,347th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 18th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular 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 1,397 out of 15,577Before her are Anastasios II, Cyrus the Younger, Tongzhi Emperor, Baldwin II of Jerusalem, Valerius Severus, and Octavia the Younger. After her are Seongjong of Joseon, Yeonsangun of Joseon, Gülnuş Sultan, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, F. W. de Klerk, and Juan Antonio Samaranch.

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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, Georg Jellinek, Ismail Gaspirali, Peder Severin Krøyer, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and Léon Bourgeois. Among people deceased in 1895, Empress Myeongseong ranks 7Before her are Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and Thomas Henry Huxley. After her are Julius Lothar Meyer, Adam Opel, José Martí, Isma'il Pasha, Friedrich Miescher, and Franz von Suppé.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Empress Myeongseong ranks 24 out of 944Before her are Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Sunjong of Korea (1874), and Cheoljong of Joseon (1831). After her are Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Yeonsangun of Joseon (1476), Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58), Kim Young-sam (1927), Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), and Mas Oyama (1923).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Empress Myeongseong ranks 22Before her are Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Sunjong of Korea (1874), and Cheoljong of Joseon (1831). After her are Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Yeonsangun of Joseon (1476), Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58), Kim Young-sam (1927), Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), and Danjong of Joseon (1441).