POLITICIAN

Yeonsangun of Joseon

1476 - 1506

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Yeonsan-gun or Prince Yeonsan (Korean: 연산군; Hanja: 燕山君; Korean pronunciation: [jʌnsɐnɡun]; born 23 November 1476 – 20 November 1506, r. 1494–1506) born Yi Yung was the 10th king of Korea's Joseon Dynasty. He was the eldest son of King Seongjong by his second wife, Queen Jeheon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yeonsangun of Joseon has received more than 773,003 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Yeonsangun of Joseon is the 1,462nd most popular politician (down from 1,253rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 7th in 2019) and the 19th most popular South Korean Politician.

Yeon-sangun was the third king of the Joseon Dynasty. He is most famous for his reign of terror. He executed many of the high-ranking officials in his kingdom and was known for his cruelty.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Yeonsangun of Joseon ranks 1,462 out of 15,710Before him are Ananda Mahidol, Charles II of Navarre, Naram-Sin of Akkad, Zhao Ziyang, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Haakon the Good. After him are Zaynab bint Jahsh, Carloman I, Rutherford B. Hayes, Cuauhtémoc, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, and Georgy Lvov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1476, Yeonsangun of Joseon ranks 4Before him are Pope Paul IV, Juan Sebastián Elcano, and 2nd Dalai Lama. After him are Louise of Savoy, Huayna Capac, Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Girolamo Fracastoro, Cuitláhuac, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, Helena of Moscow, and Hans von Kulmbach. Among people deceased in 1506, Yeonsangun of Joseon ranks 4Before him are Christopher Columbus, Philip I of Castile, and Andrea Mantegna. After him are Anne of Foix-Candale, Alexander Jagiellon, Sultan Husayn Bayqara, Sesshū Tōyō, Alexander Agricola, João I of Kongo, and Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yeonsangun of Joseon ranks 22 out of 774Before him are Yi Sun-sin (1545), Mas Oyama (1923), Empress Myeongseong (1851), Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Sunjong of Korea (1874), and Kim Young-sam (1927). After him are Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Gongmin of Goryeo (1330), Yun Posun (1897), and Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575).

Among POLITICIANS In South Korea

Among politicians born in South Korea, Yeonsangun of Joseon ranks 19Before him are Roh Moo-hyun (1946), Sejo of Joseon (1417), Empress Myeongseong (1851), Jungjong of Joseon (1488), Sunjong of Korea (1874), and Kim Young-sam (1927). After him are Gyeongjong of Joseon (1688), Dongmyeong of Goguryeo (-58), Seonjo of Joseon (1552), Gongmin of Goryeo (1330), Yun Posun (1897), and Gwanghaegun of Joseon (1575).