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Sejong the Great

1397 - 1450

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Sejong (Korean: 세종; Hanja: 世宗; 10 April 1397 – 17 February 1450), personal name Yi Do (이도; 李祹), commonly known as Sejong the Great (세종대왕; 世宗大王), was the fourth monarch of the Joseon dynasty of Korea. He is regarded as one of the greatest rulers in Korean history, and is remembered as the inventor of Hangul, the native alphabet of the Korean language. Initially titled Grand Prince Chungnyeong (충녕대군; 忠寧大君), he was the third son of King Taejong and Queen Wongyeong. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sejong the Great has received more than 2,516,916 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Sejong the Great is the 325th most popular politician (down from 286th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 1st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South Korean Politician.

Sejong the Great is most famous for his creation of Hangul, the Korean alphabet.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Sejong the Great ranks 325 out of 19,576Before him are Crazy Horse, Elizabeth of Russia, Charles V of France, Shivaji, Paul I of Russia, and Abbas the Great. After him are Şehzade Bayezid, Stephen I of Hungary, Joachim Murat, Ahmed III, Park Chung-hee, and Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1397, Sejong the Great ranks 1After him are Pope Nicholas V, Guillaume Du Fay, Albert II of Germany, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Hacı I Giray, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Jahan Shah, Chimalpopoca, Baysunghur, Tlacaelel, and Alexander I Aldea. Among people deceased in 1450, Sejong the Great ranks 1After him are Agnès Sorel, Helena Dragaš, Abdal-Latif Mirza, Stefano di Giovanni, Basil Valentine, Francis I, Duke of Brittany, Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria, Leonello d'Este, Ahmad ibn Arabshah, Nuno Gonçalves, and Bengt Jönsson.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Sejong the Great ranks 2 out of 1,128Before him are Kim Il-sung (1912). After him are Park Chung-hee (1917), 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, Sejong the Great ranks 2Before him are Kim Il-sung (1912). After him are Park Chung-hee (1917), 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).