Pak Hon-yong

1900 - 1955

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Pak Hon-yong or Park Heon-young (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 215,595 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Pak Hon-yong is the 2,726th most popular politician (up from 2,942nd in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 19th in 2019) and the 45th 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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Among politicians, Pak Hon-yong ranks 2,726 out of 15,710Before him are Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, Bindusara, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Archidamus II, Francesco II Sforza, and Maroboduus. After him are Victoire of France, Emperor Gaozong of Song, Abbas II of Egypt, Otto Wille Kuusinen, Beatrice of Naples, and János Áder.

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Among people born in 1900, Pak Hon-yong ranks 41Before him are Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Zelda Fitzgerald, Gladwyn Jebb, Walther Wenck, Edith Frank, and Ragnar Granit. After him are Howard H. Aiken, Anna Seghers, Arno Breker, Maria of Yugoslavia, Julien Green, and Jean Negulesco. Among people deceased in 1955, Pak Hon-yong ranks 23Before him are George Enescu, Calouste Gulbenkian, Rodolfo Graziani, Carmen Miranda, Hermann Weyl, and Vasily Blokhin. After him are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, James B. Sumner, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Oswald Avery, Michael Chekhov, and Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Pak Hon-yong ranks 54 out of 774Before him are Gyeongjong of Goryeo (955), Sung Jae-gi (1967), U of Goryeo (1365), Yun Chi-ho (1864), Heonjong of Joseon (1827), and Yejong of Joseon (1450). After him are Heungseon Daewongun (1820), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Jeong Dojeon (1342), Yi I (1536), Gim Yu-sin (595), and Heo Jun (1546).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Pak Hon-yong ranks 45Before him are Crown Prince Sado (1735), Seongjong of Goryeo (960), Gyeongjong of Goryeo (955), U of Goryeo (1365), Heonjong of Joseon (1827), and Yejong of Joseon (1450). After him are Heungseon Daewongun (1820), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Jeong Dojeon (1342), Gim Yu-sin (595), Hyeonjong of Goryeo (992), and Chang Myon (1899).