Park Won-soon

1956 - 2020

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Park Won-soon (Korean: 박원순; March 26, 1956 – July 9, 2020) was a South Korean politician, activist, and lawyer. His term ended when he took his own life due to a sexual harassment scandal. He was the longest-serving mayor of Seoul, from 2011 until his death in July 2020. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Park Won-soon has received more than 362,523 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Park Won-soon is the 10,806th most popular politician (down from 5,285th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 85th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Park Won-soon ranks 10,806 out of 15,577Before him are John Komnenos, Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Wang Zhen, Jean Ping, Ahmed Khan bin Küchük, and Tarō Kōno. After him are Leonid Pasechnik, Dmitry of Suzdal, Lori Lightfoot, Karl Buresch, Adolf III of Holstein, and Junius Rusticus.

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Among people born in 1956, Park Won-soon ranks 144Before him are Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Kenny G, Vladimir Lisin, Walter Salles, Andrius Kubilius, and Pim Verbeek. After him are Mirek Topolánek, Tim Russ, Artur Mas, Lisa Niemi, Paul Young, and Meral Akşener. Among people deceased in 2020, Park Won-soon ranks 227Before him are Annie Cordy, Pedro Casaldáliga, Lynn Cohen, Jörn Donner, John Lewis, and David Graeber. After him are Jean Delumeau, Ernesto Brambilla, Louis Nirenberg, Larry Tesler, Silva Batuta, and Marian Jaworski.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Park Won-soon ranks 148 out of 944Before him are Yu Kil-chun (1856), Bak Jungyang (1872), Heo Nanseolheon (1563), Chungmok of Goryeo (1337), Jim Yong Kim (1959), and Park Chanyeol (1992). After him are Son Heung-min (1992), Ha Ji-won (1978), Choi Min-sik (1962), Kim Ung-yong (1963), Lee Beom-seok (1900), and IU (1993).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Park Won-soon ranks 72Before him are Pak Song-chol (1913), Song Si-yeol (1607), Chung Sye-kyun (1950), Sin Sukju (1417), Bak Jungyang (1872), and Chungmok of Goryeo (1337). After him are Lee Beom-seok (1900), Kim Boo-kyum (1958), Hong Song-nam (1929), Lee Nak-yeon (1951), Chung Hong-won (1944), and Heo Mok (1595).