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Injong of Joseon

1515 - 1545

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Injong of Joseon (10 March 1515 – 8 August 1545, r. 1544–1545), personal name Yi Ho (Hangul: 이호, Hanja: 李峼), was the 12th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. His father was King Jungjong, and his mother was Queen Janggyeong, whose brother was Yun Im. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Injong of Joseon has received more than 293,667 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Injong of Joseon is the 1,993rd most popular politician (up from 2,309th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 36th most popular South Korean Politician.

The most famous aspect of the Joseon Dynasty is the strict social hierarchy that existed during this time. There were four classes, with the king and his family at the top, followed by the yangban class, who were the educated elite. Next came the commoners, who were farmers and craftsmen. Finally, the lowest class was made up of slaves.

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Among politicians, Injong of Joseon ranks 1,993 out of 15,577Before him are Eric the Victorious, Yakov Sverdlov, Heinrich Brüning, Princess Isabella of Parma, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, and Richard II, Duke of Normandy. After him are Ram Nath Kovind, Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo, Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, Andrew I of Hungary, Gennady Yanayev, and Afonso IV of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1515, Injong of Joseon ranks 6Before him are Şehzade Mustafa, Teresa of Ávila, Anne of Cleves, Philip Neri, and Lucas Cranach the Younger. After him are Mary of Guise, Piali Pasha, Pierre Lescot, Petrus Ramus, Felix of Cantalice, and Sebastian Castellio. Among people deceased in 1545, Injong of Joseon ranks 4Before him are Hans Holbein the Younger, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, and Hans Baldung. After him are Sher Shah Suri, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Elizabeth of Austria, Albert of Brandenburg, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Peter Faber, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, and Louis X, Duke of Bavaria.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Injong of Joseon ranks 39 out of 944Before him are Yun Posun (1897), Hyojong of Joseon (1619), Munjong of Joseon (1414), Myeongjong of Joseon (1534), Yejong of Joseon (1450), and Heonjong of Joseon (1827). After him are Choi Kyu-hah (1919), Lee Byung-chul (1910), Dangun (-333), Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Sin Saimdang (1504), and Jang-geum (1550).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Injong of Joseon ranks 36Before him are Yun Posun (1897), Hyojong of Joseon (1619), Munjong of Joseon (1414), Myeongjong of Joseon (1534), Yejong of Joseon (1450), and Heonjong of Joseon (1827). After him are Choi Kyu-hah (1919), Dangun (-333), Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Gim Yu-sin (595), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), and Pak Hon-yong (1900).