Pak Hon-yong

1900 - 1955

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Pak Hon-yong (Korean: 박헌영; Hanja: 朴憲永; 28 May 1900 – 18 December 1955) was a Korean independence activist, politician, philosopher, communist activist and one of the main leaders of the Korean communist movement during Japan's colonial rule (1910–1945). His nickname was Ijong (이정) and Ichun (이춘), his courtesy name being Togyong (덕영). During the Japanese occupation of Korea, he tried to organize the Korean Communist Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pak Hon-yong has received more than 291,122 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Pak Hon-yong is the 2,297th most popular politician (up from 2,717th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 49th in 2019) and the 40th most popular South Korean Politician.

Pak Hon-yong is most famous for his literary work, "The Tale of the Dog" (개구리 이야기). The book is about a dog that is abandoned by its owner and has to fend for itself in the wilderness.

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  • 64.76

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.57

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  • 2.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Pak Hon-yong has had the most page views in the with 41,496 views, followed by Korean (32,483), and Japanese (16,873). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Armenian (69.17%), Korean (57.17%), and Esperanto (56.14%)


Among politicians, Pak Hon-yong ranks 2,297 out of 19,576Before him are Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Nicias, Athalaric, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, and Antigonus II Gonatas. After him are Childebert II, Raisa Gorbacheva, Viriathus, Theuderic III, Aspar, and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson.

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Among people born in 1900, Pak Hon-yong ranks 33Before him are Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Kurt Weill, Jan Oort, Choe Yong-gon, Arno Breker, and Karl Wolff. After him are Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Chiune Sugihara, Walther Wenck, Mahavatar Babaji, Ragnar Granit, and Julien Green. Among people deceased in 1955, Pak Hon-yong ranks 21Before him are Helmuth Weidling, Charlie Parker, James B. Sumner, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, and Calouste Gulbenkian. After him are Carmen Miranda, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Hermann Weyl, Oswald Avery, Garegin Nzhdeh, and Leonid Govorov.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Pak Hon-yong ranks 46 out of 1,128Before him are Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Sung Jae-gi (1967), Lee Byung-chul (1910), Choi Kyu-hah (1919), Jang-geum (1550), and Heonjong of Joseon (1827). After him are Royal Noble Consort Huibin Jang (1659), Gim Yu-sin (595), Yoon Suk Yeol (1960), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Queen Inhyeon (1667), and Crown Prince Sado (1735).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Pak Hon-yong ranks 40Before him are Yejong of Joseon (1450), Injong of Joseon (1515), Myeongjong of Joseon (1534), Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Choi Kyu-hah (1919), and Heonjong of Joseon (1827). After him are Gim Yu-sin (595), Yoon Suk Yeol (1960), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Crown Prince Sado (1735), Chang Myon (1899), and Munmu of Silla (626).