POLITICIAN

Gojong of Korea

1852 - 1919

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Gojong (Korean: 고종; Hanja: 高宗; RR: Gojong; MR: Kojong, 8 September 1852 – 21 January 1919), was the monarch of Korea from 1864 to 1907. He reigned as the last King of Joseon from 1864 to 1897, and as the first Emperor of Korea from 1897 until his forced abdication in 1907. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gojong of Korea has received more than 1,233,821 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Gojong of Korea is the 981st most popular politician (down from 892nd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 4th in 2019) and the 9th most popular South Korean Politician.

Gojong of Korea is most famous for being the last king of Korea. He was the son of King Kojong and Queen Min, who was a concubine. He became the king after his father died in 1907.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Gojong of Korea ranks 981 out of 15,710Before him are Mausolus, Lee Myung-bak, Ferdinand I of Romania, Subhas Chandra Bose, Frederick V of the Palatinate, and Yeongjo of Joseon. After him are Tamar of Georgia, Todor Zhivkov, Stepan Bandera, Alexander Van der Bellen, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, and Sukjong of Joseon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1852, Gojong of Korea ranks 7Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Henri Becquerel, Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Emil Fischer, and William Ramsay. After him are Albert A. Michelson, Henri Moissan, Francisco Tárrega, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Joseph Joffre, and Charles Taze Russell. Among people deceased in 1919, Gojong of Korea ranks 12Before him are Emiliano Zapata, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Emil Fischer, Andrew Carnegie, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh. After him are William Crookes, Carl Larsson, Madam C. J. Walker, Alfred Werner, Yakov Sverdlov, and Princess Charlotte of Prussia.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Gojong of Korea ranks 10 out of 774Before him are Syngman Rhee (1875), Moon Jae-in (1953), Kim Dae-jung (1924), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), and Yeongjo of Joseon (1694). After him are Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), Park Geun-hye (1952), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sejo of Joseon (1417), and Yi Sun-sin (1545).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Gojong of Korea ranks 9Before him are Syngman Rhee (1875), Moon Jae-in (1953), Kim Dae-jung (1924), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), and Yeongjo of Joseon (1694). After him are Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), Park Geun-hye (1952), Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sejo of Joseon (1417), and Empress Myeongseong (1851).