Yi Hwang

1501 - 1570

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Yi Hwang (1501–1570) was a Korean philosopher and writer. He was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his younger contemporary Yi I (Yulgok). A key figure of the Neo-Confucian literati, he established the Yeongnam School and set up the Dosan Seowon, a private Confucian academy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yi Hwang has received more than 96,224 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Yi Hwang is the 506th most popular philosopher (down from 481st in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 27th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South Korean Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Yi Hwang ranks 506 out of 1,089. Before him are Victor Cousin, Ouyang Xiu, Alain de Benoist, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Zoilus, and Abu Yusuf. After him are Ge Hong, Lev Gumilyov, Georg Henrik von Wright, Jonathan Edwards, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Pietro d'Abano.

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Among people born in 1501, Yi Hwang ranks 7Before him are Anne Boleyn, Gerolamo Cardano, Pope Marcellus II, Isabella of Austria, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, and Garcilaso de la Vega. After him are Leonhart Fuchs, Sahib I Giray, Bairam Khan, Ivan Susanin, Maurice Scève, and Hemu. Among people deceased in 1570, Yi Hwang ranks 4Before him are Jacopo Sansovino, Francesco Melzi, and Francesco Primaticcio. After him are Philibert de l'Orme, James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Paris Bordone, Frans Floris, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, João de Barros, Tielman Susato, and Johann Walter.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yi Hwang ranks 72 out of 764. Before him are Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Charles J. Pedersen (1904), Kim Jae-gyu (1926), Bong Joon-ho (1969), and Soh Jaipil (1864). After him are Jeong Mong-ju (1337), Psy (1977), Ko Un (1933), Lee Jong-wook (1945), Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo (1018), and Park Won-soon (1956).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In South Korea

Among philosophers born in South Korea, Yi Hwang ranks 2Before him are Yi I (1536). After him are Yun Hyu (1617) and Jaegwon Kim (1934).

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