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Sejong the Great

1397 - 1450

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Sejong the Great (Korean pronunciation: [se(ː)dʑoŋ]; 15 May 1397 – 8 April 1450) was the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. He was the third son of King Taejong and Queen Consort Min. Sejong was designated as Crown Prince after his older brother Prince Yangnyeong was stripped of his title. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sejong the Great has received more than 1,535,476 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Sejong the Great is the 292nd most popular politician (up from 295th in 2019), the most popular biography from South Korea and the 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 292 out of 15,710Before him are Eva Perón, Xi Jinping, Alexander II of Russia, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Nerva, and Croesus. After him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Cardinal Mazarin, Konstantin Chernenko, Charles VI of France, Elizabeth of Russia, and Shimon Peres.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1397, Sejong the Great ranks 1After him are Pope Nicholas V, Albert II of Germany, Guillaume Du Fay, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Hacı I Giray, Jahan Shah, Chimalpopoca, Francesco Squarcione, Baysunghur, and Louis, Duke of Guyenne. Among people deceased in 1450, Sejong the Great ranks 1After him are Helena Dragaš, Agnès Sorel, Stefano di Giovanni, Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria, Abdal-Latif Mirza, Francis I, Duke of Brittany, Nuno Gonçalves, Ahmad ibn Arabshah, Bengt Jönsson, Nils Jönsson, and William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Sejong the Great ranks 1 out of 774After him are Ban Ki-moon (1944), Park Chung-hee (1917), 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, Sejong the Great ranks 1After him are Park Chung-hee (1917), 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).