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Yi I

1536 - 1584

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Yi Yi (Korean: 이이; Hanja: 李珥; December 26, 1536 – February 27, 1584) was a Korean philosopher, writer, and Confucian scholar of the Joseon Dynasty. 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 234,343 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Yi I is the 346th most popular philosopher (up from 356th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from South Korea (up from 58th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Philosopher.

Yi i is most famous for the "Dao De Jing" or "The Way of Virtue."

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Yi I ranks 346 out of 1,081Before him are Juan Luis Vives, Jacques Rancière, Edgar Morin, Martianus Capella, Strato of Lampsacus, and Lev Shestov. After him are E. H. Carr, Wang Yangming, Hermann Cohen, Pietro Pomponazzi, Richard Rorty, and Daniel Dennett.

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Among people born in 1536, Yi I ranks 3Before him are Pope Clement VIII and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After him are Jeremias II of Constantinople, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Piotr Skarga, Lord Guildford Dudley, Leonardo Donato, Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, Lucia Anguissola, and Ignazio Danti. 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, Marcantonio Colonna, Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, and Pieter Pourbus.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yi I ranks 51 out of 944Before him are Jang-geum (1550), Gim Yu-sin (595), Lee Kun-hee (1942), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Pak Hon-yong (1900), and Heungseon Daewongun (1820). After him are Kim Ki-duk (1960), Nam June Paik (1932), Yun Chi-ho (1864), Choe Yeong (1316), Chang Myon (1899), and Toyo Ito (1941).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In South Korea

Among philosophers born in South Korea, Yi I ranks 1After him are Yi Hwang (1501), Byung-Chul Han (1959), Yun Hyu (1617), and Jaegwon Kim (1934).