Yi I

1536 - 1584

Yi I

Yi I (Korean: 이이; Hanja: 李珥, December 26, 1536 – February 27, 1584) 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 older contemporary, Yi Hwang (Toegye). Yi I is often referred to by his pen name Yulgok ("Chestnut valley"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yi I has received more than 173,108 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 362nd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Yi I ranks 360 out of 1,005Before him are Heinrich Rickert, Masanobu Fukuoka, Macrobius, Haji Bektash Veli, Ronald Dworkin, and E. H. Carr. After him are Alexandre Kojève, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Guan Zhong, Timon of Phlius, Pietro Pomponazzi, and Theano.

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Among people born in 1536, Yi I ranks 3Before him are Pope Clement VIII and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After him are Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Jeremias II of Constantinople, Piotr Skarga, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Leonardo Donato, Lord Guildford Dudley, Juan Fernández, Marcantonio Memmo, and Juan de Fuca. Among people deceased in 1584, Yi I ranks 5Before him are Ivan the Terrible, William the Silent, Charles Borromeo, and Francis, Duke of Anjou. After him are Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Balthasar Gérard, Jan Kochanowski, and Marcantonio Colonna.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yi I ranks 31 out of 380Before him are Danjong of Joseon (1441), Jeong Dojeon (1342), Crown Prince Sado (1735), Heonjong of Joseon (1827), Yun Chi-ho (1864), and Yejong of Joseon (1450). After him are Nam June Paik (1932), Princess Deokhye (1912), Lee Kun-hee (1942), Gim Yu-sin (595), Charles J. Pedersen (1904), and Kim Ki-duk (1960).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In South Korea

Among philosophers born in South Korea, Yi I ranks 1After him are Yun Hyu (1617) and Jaegwon Kim (1934).

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