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Park Chung-hee

1917 - 1979

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Park Chung Hee (Korean: 박정희; November 14, 1917 – October 26, 1979) was a South Korean politician and army general. After seizing power in the May 16 coup of 1961, he was elected as the 3rd President of South Korea in 1963. He ruled the country from 1962 until his assassination in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Park Chung-hee has received more than 3,428,207 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Park Chung-hee is the 330th most popular politician (down from 309th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular South Korean Politician.

Park Chung-hee was the president of South Korea from 1961 to 1979. He is most famous for leading South Korea's economic development.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Park Chung-hee ranks 330 out of 19,576Before him are Abbas the Great, Sejong the Great, Şehzade Bayezid, Stephen I of Hungary, Joachim Murat, and Ahmed III. After him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, Cardinal Mazarin, Qianlong Emperor, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Mehmed V.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1917, Park Chung-hee ranks 2Before him is John F. Kennedy. After him are Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, Arthur C. Clarke, Ilya Prigogine, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Eric Hobsbawm, Frederica of Hanover, I. M. Pei, and Ferdinand Marcos. Among people deceased in 1979, Park Chung-hee ranks 2Before him is Josef Mengele. After him are John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Herbert Marcuse, Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Sándor Kocsis, and Mika Waltari.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Park Chung-hee ranks 3 out of 1,128Before him are Kim Il-sung (1912), and Sejong the Great (1397). After him are Syngman Rhee (1875), Kim Dae-jung (1924), Gojong of Korea (1852), Moon Jae-in (1953), Yi Sun-sin (1545), Ban Ki-moon (1944), Empress Gi (1315), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), and Jeongjo of Joseon (1752).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Park Chung-hee ranks 3Before him are Kim Il-sung (1912), and Sejong the Great (1397). After him are Syngman Rhee (1875), Kim Dae-jung (1924), Gojong of Korea (1852), Moon Jae-in (1953), Empress Gi (1315), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Park Geun-hye (1952), and Yeongjo of Joseon (1694).