POLITICIAN

Park Chung-hee

1917 - 1979

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Park Chung-hee (Korean: 박정희, IPA: [pʰak̚ t͡ɕʌŋ hi]; 14 November 1917 – 26 October 1979) was a South Korean politician and army general who served as the leader of South Korea from 1961 until his assassination in 1979; ruling as a de facto military dictator from 1961 to 1963, then as the country's de jure third president from 1963 to 1979. Before his presidency, he was a military leader in the South Korean army, and was the second-highest ranking officer in the army. He first came to power after leading a military coup in 1961, which brought an end to the interim government of the Second Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Park Chung-hee has received more than 2,679,258 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Park Chung-hee is the 357th most popular politician (up from 9,853rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from South Korea (up from 41st in 2019) and the 2nd 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 357 out of 15,710Before him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Caesarion, Theodosius II, Henry VI of England, Erich Honecker, and Helmut Kohl. After him are Philip III of Spain, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Horemheb, Dido, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, and Abdulmejid I.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1917, Park Chung-hee ranks 4Before him are John F. Kennedy, Heinrich Böll, and Indira Gandhi. After him are Arthur C. Clarke, Joan Fontaine, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, and Louis Zamperini. Among people deceased in 1979, Park Chung-hee ranks 2Before him is Josef Mengele. After him are John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, Herbert Marcuse, Talcott Parsons, Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, and Sándor Kocsis.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Park Chung-hee ranks 3 out of 774Before him are Sejong the Great (1397) and Ban Ki-moon (1944). After him are Syngman Rhee (1875), Moon Jae-in (1953), Kim Dae-jung (1924), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), and Empress Gi (1315).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Park Chung-hee ranks 2Before him are Sejong the Great (1397). After him are Syngman Rhee (1875), Moon Jae-in (1953), Kim Dae-jung (1924), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), and Park Geun-hye (1952).