POLITICIAN

Yejong of Joseon

1450 - 1469

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Yejong (Korean: 예종; Hanja: 睿宗; 23 January 1450 – 9 January 1470), personal name Yi Hwang (이황; 李晄), firstly titled Grand Prince Haeyang (해양대군; 海陽大君), was the eighth monarch of the Joseon dynasty of Korea. He succeeded his father, King Sejo, in 1468, when he was 19 years old, but was too physically ill to govern, and died a year later. One of the most prominent incidents during his reign was the trial and death of General Nam Yi, who was famous for having suppressed Yi Si-ae's Rebellion along with General Gang Sun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yejong of Joseon has received more than 322,152 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Yejong of Joseon is the 1,887th most popular politician (up from 1,904th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from South Korea and the 34th most popular South Korean Politician.

Yejong of Joseon is most famous for being the last ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. Yejong's reign was short, and she was overthrown by her uncle, Yeongjo, who took over as the new ruler.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Yejong of Joseon ranks 1,887 out of 19,576Before him are King Wen of Zhou, Oswald Mosley, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Emperor Hui of Han, Conrad of Montferrat, and Ariovistus. After him are Ḫattušili III, Gaykhatu, Tang of Shang, Cao Rui, Ismail II, and Ioannis Kapodistrias.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1450, Yejong of Joseon ranks 6Before him are Bartolomeu Dias, Hieronymus Bosch, Josquin des Prez, John Cabot, and Luca Signorelli. After him are Kara Ahmed Pasha, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Diogo Dias, Martin Schongauer, Francisco de Almeida, and Marko Marulić. Among people deceased in 1469, Yejong of Joseon ranks 3Before him are Filippo Lippi, and Piero di Cosimo de' Medici. After him are Moctezuma I, Filarete, Abu Sa'id Mirza, Benedetto Cotrugli, Niccolò de' Conti, and Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yejong of Joseon ranks 37 out of 1,128Before him are Roh Tae-woo (1932), Munjong of Joseon (1414), Danjong of Joseon (1441), Yun Posun (1897), Dangun (-333), and Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58). After him are Injong of Joseon (1515), Myeongjong of Joseon (1534), Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Sung Jae-gi (1967), Lee Byung-chul (1910), and Choi Kyu-hah (1919).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Yejong of Joseon ranks 34Before him are Roh Tae-woo (1932), Munjong of Joseon (1414), Danjong of Joseon (1441), Yun Posun (1897), Dangun (-333), and Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58). After him are Injong of Joseon (1515), Myeongjong of Joseon (1534), Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Choi Kyu-hah (1919), Heonjong of Joseon (1827), and Pak Hon-yong (1900).