Heo Jun

1546 - 1615

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Heo Jun (허준, 1539 – 9 October 1615) was a Korean physician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heo Jun has received more than 263,544 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Heo Jun is the 144th most popular physician (down from 124th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 60th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Physician.

Heo jun is most famous for being the first Korean dish to be introduced to the royal court of Japan.

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Among physicians, Heo Jun ranks 144 out of 502Before him are Agnodice, Mungo Park, Ulf von Euler, Theodor Billroth, Georgios Papanikolaou, and Jean Marc Gaspard Itard. After him are Louis Ignarro, Baruj Benacerraf, André Frédéric Cournand, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, George H. Hitchings, and John Langdon Down.

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Among people born in 1546, Heo Jun ranks 4Before him are Murad III, Tycho Brahe, and Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Veronica Franco, Bartholomeus Spranger, Takeda Katsuyori, Charlotte of Bourbon, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Thomas Digges, and Johann Fischart. Among people deceased in 1615, Heo Jun ranks 6Before him are Margaret of Valois, Hans von Aachen, Toyotomi Hideyori, Sanada Yukimura, and Giambattista della Porta. After him are Dom Justo Takayama, Virginia de' Medici, Alonso Pérez de Guzmán y Sotomayor, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Claudio Acquaviva, and Pieter Both.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Heo Jun ranks 59 out of 944Before him are Nam June Paik (1932), Yun Chi-ho (1864), Choe Yeong (1316), Chang Myon (1899), Toyo Ito (1941), and Jeong Dojeon (1342). After him are Princess Deokhye (1912), Andrew Kim Taegon (1821), Queen Munjeong (1501), Kim Jae-gyu (1926), Kim Tu-bong (1889), and Yi Hwang (1501).

Among PHYSICIANS In South Korea

Among physicians born in South Korea, Heo Jun ranks 2Before him are Jang-geum (1550). After him are Jim Yong Kim (1959).