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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 1,673,292 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Syngman Rhee is the 378th most popular politician, the 4th most popular biography from South Korea and the 3rd most popular South Korean 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 378 out of 15,710Before him are Peter III of Russia, Selim III, Philip I of Castile, Abdul Hamid I, Hafez al-Assad, and Philip VI of France. After him are Narmer, Louis Bonaparte, Şehzade Mustafa, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and Vitellius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1875, Syngman Rhee ranks 6Before him are Carl Jung, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Albert Schweitzer. After him are Ferdinand Porsche, Gerd von Rundstedt, Jeanne Calment, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, and Ibn Saud. Among people deceased in 1965, Syngman Rhee ranks 5Before him are Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, Le Corbusier, and Albert Schweitzer. After him are Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, and Nat King Cole.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Syngman Rhee ranks 4 out of 774Before him are Sejong the Great (1397), Ban Ki-moon (1944), and Park Chung-hee (1917). After him are 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, Syngman Rhee ranks 3Before him are Sejong the Great (1397) and Park Chung-hee (1917). After him are 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).