POLITICIAN

Roh Moo-hyun

1946 - 2009

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Roh Moo-hyun (Korean: 노무현; Korean pronunciation: [no muçʌn]; 1 September 1946 – 23 May 2009) was a South Korean politician and lawyer who served as the ninth president of South Korea between 2003 and 2008. Roh's pre-presidential political career was focused on human rights advocacy for student activists in South Korea. His electoral career later expanded to a focus on overcoming regionalism in South Korean politics, culminating in his election to the presidency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roh Moo-hyun has received more than 1,605,341 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Roh Moo-hyun is the 1,137th most popular politician (up from 1,164th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 20th in 2019) and the 14th most popular South Korean Politician.

Roh Moo-hyun was the president of South Korea from 2003 to 2008. He is most famous for his Sunshine Policy, which was a policy of engagement with North Korea.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 1,137 out of 19,576Before him are Nabonidus, John II Komnenos, Constantine IX Monomachos, Ptolemy VI Philometor, Alexander I of Macedon, and William Henry Harrison. After him are Valerius Severus, Probus, Emperor Taizu of Song, U Thant, John III of Portugal, and Aristides.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1946, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 34Before him are Hassanal Bolkiah, Susan Sarandon, Guus Hiddink, Tommy Lee Jones, Syd Barrett, and Fabio Capello. After him are Benny Andersson, José Carreras, Oliver Stone, Timothy Dalton, David Suchet, and Marianne Faithfull. Among people deceased in 2009, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 8Before him are Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Millvina Dean, Corazon Aquino, and Paul Samuelson. After him are Aage Bohr, Omar Bongo, Pina Bausch, Maurice Jarre, David Carradine, and Farrah Fawcett.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 16 out of 1,128Before him are Empress Gi (1315), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Park Geun-hye (1952), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), and Sejo of Joseon (1417). After him are Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Cheoljong of Joseon (1831), and Seonjo of Joseon (1552).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 14Before him are Empress Gi (1315), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Park Geun-hye (1952), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), and Sejo of Joseon (1417). After him are Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Cheoljong of Joseon (1831), and Seonjo of Joseon (1552).