Song Si-yeol

1607 - 1689

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Song Siyeol (Korean: 송시열, Hanja: 宋時烈; 30 December 1607 - 19 July 1689), also known by his pennames Uam (우암) and Ujae (우재) or by the honorific Songja (Korean: 송자, Hanja: 宋子), was a Korean philosopher and politician. Born in Okcheon, North Chungcheong, he was known for his concern with the problems of the common people. He served in governmental service for more than fifty years, and his name features over 3,000 times in the Annals of Joseon Dynasty, the greatest frequency that any individual is mentioned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Song Si-yeol has received more than 30,696 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Song Si-yeol is the 9,373rd most popular politician (down from 8,812th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 35th in 2019) and the 84th most popular South Korean Politician.

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Among politicians, Song Si-yeol ranks 9,373 out of 15,710Before him are Cynric, Gungunum, Gerry Adams, Shō Shin, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, and Sikandar Lodi. After him are Karl Buresch, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal, Bako Sahakyan, Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau, and Leonel Fernández.

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Among people born in 1607, Song Si-yeol ranks 12Before him are Zhu Yousong, Wenceslaus Hollar, Paul Gerhardt, Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans, Antoine Gombaud, and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. After him is Johann von Rist. Among people deceased in 1689, Song Si-yeol ranks 16Before him are Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Pjetër Bogdani, Khushal Khattak, Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and Jean-Baptiste Tavernier.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Song Si-yeol ranks 129 out of 774Before him are Hyun Bin (1982), RM (1994), Hong Myung-bo (1969), Park Chanyeol (1992), Han Seung-soo (1936), and Yu Kil-chun (1856). After him are Heo Nanseolheon (1563), Lee Chang-dong (1954), Na Hye-sok (1896), Gong Yoo (1979), Yun Hyu (1617), and Son Ye-jin (1982).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Song Si-yeol ranks 84Before him are Kim Jong-pil (1926), Goh Kun (1938), Chang of Goryeo (1381), Chungmok of Goryeo (1337), Sin Sukju (1417), and Han Seung-soo (1936). After him are Bak Jungyang (1872), Lee Beom-seok (1900), Chung Hong-won (1944), Lee Nak-yeon (1951), Kang Kyung-wha (1955), and Hong Song-nam (1929).