Francis Hong Yong-ho

1906 - 2013

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Francis Hong Yong-ho (Korean: 홍용호 프란치스코; Hanja: 洪龍浩; born 12 October 1906 – death unknown, but acknowledged in June 2013) was a Roman Catholic prelate in North Korea who was imprisoned by the communist regime of Kim Il Sung in 1949 and later disappeared. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Hong Yong-ho has received more than 91,622 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Francis Hong Yong-ho is the 1,745th most popular religious figure (down from 1,728th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from North Korea (down from 79th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular North Korean Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Francis Hong Yong-ho ranks 1,745 out of 3,187Before him are Peter Fourier, Juraj Križanić, Uthman ibn Maz'un, Evodius, Zdislava Berka, and Rahotep. After him are John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Bertha of Kent, Phoebe, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine, Marcello Semeraro, and Hilarion Capucci.

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Among people born in 1906, Francis Hong Yong-ho ranks 146Before him are Princess Anne of Orléans, Edward Ochab, Samad Vurgun, Wilhelm Boger, Joan Hickson, and Eraldo Monzeglio. After him are Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Artur Lundkvist, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Vitaly Abalakov, Alexander Gode, and Pietro Serantoni. Among people deceased in 2013, Francis Hong Yong-ho ranks 167Before him are Colin Davis, Georges Descrières, Jean Vincent, Eero Mäntyranta, Patti Page, and Tom Sharpe. After him are Marc Rich, Armando Trovajoli, Jeff Hanneman, Yury Yakovlev, Julie Harris, and Tony Musante.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Francis Hong Yong-ho ranks 81 out of 162Before him are Mobon of Goguryeo (30), Chungseon of Goryeo (1275), Cho Man-sik (1883), Chunghye of Goryeo (1315), Huijong of Goryeo (1181), and Chungsuk of Goryeo (1294). After him are Hong Song-nam (1929), Ri Sol-ju (1980), Kim Yo-jong (1988), Ahn Changho (1876), Dongcheon of Goguryeo (209), and Sansang of Goguryeo (200).


Among religious figures born in North Korea, Francis Hong Yong-ho ranks 2Before him are Sun Myung Moon (1920).