Yejong of Joseon

1450 - 1469

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Yejong of Joseon (12 February 1450 – 31 December 1469) was the 8th king of the Joseon Dynasty Korea. He succeeded his father, King Sejo, in 1468, when he was 18 years old (19 according to the Korean system), 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 I (남이 장군, 南怡), 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 227,838 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Yejong of Joseon is the 2,701st most popular politician (up from 2,909th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 30th in 2019) and the 44th 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, Yejong of Joseon ranks 2,701 out of 15,710Before him are Quirinius, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Burebista, Telamon, Zhang Zuolin, and Anastasius Bibliothecarius. After him are Thomas Palaiologos, William Wilberforce, William II of Holland, Stanley Baldwin, Vsevolod Meyerhold, and Amyntas III of Macedon.

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Among people born in 1450, Yejong of Joseon ranks 10Before him are John Cabot, Luca Signorelli, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Martin Schongauer, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, and Gerard David. After him are Francisco de Almeida, Diogo Dias, Pêro da Covilhã, Zagan Pasha, Heinrich Isaac, and Veit Stoss. Among people deceased in 1469, Yejong of Joseon ranks 4Before him are Filippo Lippi, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, and Moctezuma I. After him are Filarete, Abu Sa'id Mirza, Benedetto Cotrugli, and Niccolò de' Conti.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yejong of Joseon ranks 53 out of 774Before him are Seongjong of Goryeo (960), Gyeongjong of Goryeo (955), Sung Jae-gi (1967), U of Goryeo (1365), Yun Chi-ho (1864), and Heonjong of Joseon (1827). After him are Pak Hon-yong (1900), Heungseon Daewongun (1820), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Jeong Dojeon (1342), Yi I (1536), and Gim Yu-sin (595).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Yejong of Joseon ranks 44Before him are Cheoljong of Joseon (1831), Crown Prince Sado (1735), Seongjong of Goryeo (960), Gyeongjong of Goryeo (955), U of Goryeo (1365), and Heonjong of Joseon (1827). After him are Pak Hon-yong (1900), Heungseon Daewongun (1820), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Jeong Dojeon (1342), Gim Yu-sin (595), and Hyeonjong of Goryeo (992).