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Syngman Rhee

1875 - 1965

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Syngman Rhee (Korean: 이승만, pronounced [i.sɯŋ.man]; 26 March 1875 – 19 July 1965) was a South Korean politician who served as the first president of South Korea from 1948 to 1960. Rhee was also the first and last president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea from 1919 to his impeachment in 1925 and from 1947 to 1948. As President of South Korea, Rhee's government was characterised by authoritarianism, limited economic development, and in the late 1950s growing political instability and public opposition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syngman Rhee has received more than 1,914,416 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Syngman Rhee is the 509th most popular politician (down from 378th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 4th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Politician.

Syngman Rhee was the first president of South Korea. He was in office from 1948 to 1960, and he was instrumental in the establishment of South Korea as a democratic country.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Syngman Rhee ranks 509 out of 15,577Before him are Sukarno, Frederick William I of Prussia, Abdulmejid II, Norodom Sihanouk, Anna of Russia, and Moctezuma II. After him are Didius Julianus, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Aurelian, Constantine II of Greece, Fulgencio Batista, and Zhou Enlai.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1875, Syngman Rhee ranks 10Before him are Rainer Maria Rilke, Albert Schweitzer, Ferdinand Porsche, Jeanne Calment, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Ibn Saud. After him are Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, Marie of Romania, and Vallabhbhai Patel. Among people deceased in 1965, Syngman Rhee ranks 5Before him are Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, Le Corbusier, and Albert Schweitzer. After him are Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, Stan Laurel, Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, and Edward Victor Appleton.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Syngman Rhee ranks 5 out of 944Before him are Sejong the Great (1397), Park Chung-hee (1917), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), and Moon Jae-in (1953). After him are Kim Dae-jung (1924), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Ban Ki-moon (1944), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Gojong of Korea (1852), and Park Geun-hye (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Syngman Rhee ranks 5Before him are Sejong the Great (1397), Park Chung-hee (1917), Jeongjo of Joseon (1752), and Moon Jae-in (1953). After him are Kim Dae-jung (1924), Yeongjo of Joseon (1694), Chun Doo-hwan (1931), Sukjong of Joseon (1661), Gojong of Korea (1852), Park Geun-hye (1952), and Empress Gi (1315).