Roh Moo-hyun

1946 - 2009

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Roh Moo-hyun (Korean: 노무현; Hanja: 盧武鉉; RR: No Muhyeon; Korean pronunciation: [no muçʌn]) GOM (1 September 1946 – 23 May 2009) was a South Korean politician who served as President of South Korea (2003–2008). 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 994,117 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Roh Moo-hyun is the 1,206th most popular politician (up from 1,261st in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 9th in 2019) and the 13th 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, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 1,206 out of 15,710Before him are Claudia Octavia, Zewditu, Jefferson Davis, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Muhammad II of Khwarazm, and Wilm Hosenfeld. After him are Peter II of Yugoslavia, Francesco I Sforza, Andronikos III Palaiologos, Alexander I of Serbia, Ottokar II of Bohemia, and Sejo of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1946, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 29Before him are Elfriede Jelinek, David Suchet, Jane Birkin, Timothy Dalton, Fabio Capello, and Syd Barrett. After him are Dianne Wiest, Susan Sarandon, José Carreras, Rivellino, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, and Benny Andersson. Among people deceased in 2009, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 8Before him are Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Pina Bausch, Paul Samuelson, and David Carradine. After him are Aage Bohr, Millvina Dean, Maurice Jarre, Farrah Fawcett, Ted Kennedy, and Corazon Aquino.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 14 out of 774Before him are Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), and Park Geun-hye (1952). After him are Sejo of Joseon (1417), Yi Sun-sin (1545), Mas Oyama (1923), Empress Myeongseong (1851), Jungjong of Joseon (1488), and Sunjong of Korea (1874).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun ranks 13Before him are Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Gojong of Korea (1852), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Empress Gi (1315), and Park Geun-hye (1952). After him are Sejo of Joseon (1417), Empress Myeongseong (1851), Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Sunjong of Korea (1874), Kim Young-sam (1927), and Yeonsangun of Joseon (1476).