Yi Hwang

1501 - 1570

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Yi Hwang (January 3, 1502– January 3, 1571) was a Korean philosopher, writer, and Confucian scholar of the Joseon Dynasty. He was a figure of the Neo-Confucian literati, established the Yeongnam School and set up the Dosan Seowon, a private Confucian academy.Yi Hwang is often referred to by his pen name Toegye ("Retreating Creek"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yi Hwang has received more than 128,951 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 79th 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 1,089Before 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 79 out of 774Before him are Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Charles J. Pedersen (1904), Choe Yong-rim (1930), 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).