Heo Nanseolheon

1563 - 1589

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Heo Nanseolheon (1563 – 19 March 1589), was a Korean painter and poet of the mid-Joseon dynasty. She was the younger sister of Heo Bong, a politician and political writer, and elder to Heo Gyun, a prominent writer of the time and credited as the author of The Tale of Hong Gildong. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heo Nanseolheon has received more than 39,487 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Heo Nanseolheon is the 2,809th most popular writer (down from 2,634th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 62nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular South Korean Writer.

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Among writers, Heo Nanseolheon ranks 2,809 out of 5,794Before her are François Cheng, Al-Asmaʿi, José Lezama Lima, Camille Paglia, Caroline Graham, and Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas. After her are Henry Becque, Albert of Aix, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, Jim Carroll, Cornelius Ryan, and Charles Grandison Finney.

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Among people born in 1563, Heo Nanseolheon ranks 16Before her are Jodocus Hondius, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Hosokawa Tadaoki, Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst, Franciscus Gomarus, and Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury. After her is Katō Yoshiaki. Among people deceased in 1589, Heo Nanseolheon ranks 12Before her are Benedict the Moor, Johannes Sturm, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Bernard Palissy, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, and Michael Baius. After her are Jurij Dalmatin and Marcin Kromer.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Heo Nanseolheon ranks 130 out of 774Before her are RM (1994), Hong Myung-bo (1969), Park Chanyeol (1992), Han Seung-soo (1936), Yu Kil-chun (1856), and Song Si-yeol (1607). After her are Lee Chang-dong (1954), Na Hye-sok (1896), Gong Yoo (1979), Yun Hyu (1617), Son Ye-jin (1982), and Ho Jong-suk (1908).

Among WRITERS In South Korea

Among writers born in South Korea, Heo Nanseolheon ranks 4Before her are Sin Saimdang (1504), Ko Un (1933), and Yu Kil-chun (1856). After her are Na Hye-sok (1896), Uhwudong (1430), Yun Seondo (1587), Han Kang (1970), and Shin Kyung-sook (1963).