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Soh Jaipil

1864 - 1951

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Soh Jaipil or Seo Jae-pil (January 7, 1864 – January 5, 1951), also known as Philip Jaisohn, was a Korean-American political activist and physician who was a noted champion of the Korean independence movement. He was the first Korean naturalized citizen of the United States, and founded Tongnip Sinmun, the first Korean newspaper in Hangul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Soh Jaipil has received more than 82,936 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Soh Jaipil is the 170th most popular social activist (down from 162nd in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 78th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South Korean Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Soh Jaipil ranks 170 out of 538Before him are Maria Spiridonova, Dmitry Muratov, Campaspe, Yiannis Ritsos, Gaius Julius Civilis, and Al-Mu'tazz. After him are Fred Phelps, Kang Pan-sok, Mordechai Vanunu, Rudi Dutschke, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, and Otoya Yamaguchi.

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Among people born in 1864, Soh Jaipil ranks 50Before him are Qi Baishi, Peter Deunov, Robert E. Park, Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, Kikunae Ikeda, and Franz Oppenheimer. After him are Tanaka Giichi, Anagarika Dharmapala, Ahmed Izzet Pasha, Roman Dmowski, Henri de Régnier, and Infanta Eulalia of Spain. Among people deceased in 1951, Soh Jaipil ranks 38Before him are Andrei Platonov, Willem Mengelberg, Élie Cartan, Émile Chartier, Fritz Thyssen, and Sadegh Hedayat. After him are Erich Naumann, Kijūrō Shidehara, Nikolai Medtner, Katarzyna Kobro, Agrippina Vaganova, and Henrietta Lacks.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Soh Jaipil ranks 75 out of 944Before him are Psy (1977), David Yonggi Cho (1936), Chungnyeol of Goryeo (1236), Lee Byung-hun (1970), Sung Jae-gi (1967), and Ri Chun-hee (1943). After him are Cha Bum-kun (1953), Song Hye-rim (1937), Hwang Kyo-ahn (1957), Heo Jeong (1896), Jang Yeong-sil (1400), and Lee Soo-man (1952).


Among social activists born in South Korea, Soh Jaipil ranks 2Before him are Yun Chi-ho (1864). After him are Ryu Gwansun (1902), Ho Jong-suk (1908), and Yun Hyon-seok (1984).