Hwang Jini

1506 - 1544

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Hwang Jini or Hwang Jin-Yi (Korean: 황진이; c. 1506 – c. 1560), also known by her gisaeng name Myeongwol ("bright moon", 명월), was one of the most famous gisaeng of the Joseon Dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hwang Jini has received more than 277,883 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Hwang Jini is the 339th most popular philosopher (down from 314th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from North Korea and the most popular North Korean Philosopher.

Hwang Jini is famous for being a female general who led the army of Goguryeo, an ancient Korean kingdom.

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  • 6.44

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Among philosophers, Hwang Jini ranks 339 out of 1,089Before her are Crates of Thebes, Pietro Pomponazzi, Macrobius, Peter Singer, Anacharsis, and Haji Bektash Veli. After her are Fukuzawa Yukichi, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Moses Hess, Juan Luis Vives, Isaac Abarbanel, and Judith Butler.

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Among people born in 1506, Hwang Jini ranks 3Before her are Francis Xavier and Louis II of Hungary. After her are Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, Peter Faber, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Luís of Portugal, Duke of Beja, and George Buchanan. Among people deceased in 1544, Hwang Jini ranks 2Before her is Jungjong of Joseon. After her are Manco Inca Yupanqui, Clément Marot, Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, Johannes Magnus, Pedro Damiano, Ruy López de Villalobos, Louis V, Elector Palatine, Valerius Cordus, Bonaventure des Périers, and Teofilo Folengo.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Hwang Jini ranks 15 out of 109Before her are Kim Jong-suk (1919), Jang Song-thaek (1946), Choe Yong-gon (1900), Kim Koo (1876), Kim Yong-nam (1928), and Sun Myung Moon (1920). After her are Yeon Gaesomun (603), Yuri of Goguryeo (-38), Kim Hyong-jik (1894), An Jung-geun (1879), Chung Ju-yung (1915), and Daemusin of Goguryeo (4).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In North Korea

Among philosophers born in North Korea, Hwang Jini ranks 1