Cultural Production in

Present Day

Seoul (kor)

South Korea

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Seoul ranks 18th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Philadelphia, Buenos Aires, and Stockholm. Memorable people born in Seoul include Sejong the Great, Yi Sun-sin, and Seonjo of Joseon. Memorable people who died in Seoul include Sejong the Great, Park Chung-hee, and Kim Dae-jung. Seoul has been the birth place of many actors and singers and the death place of many politicians and businesspeople. Seoul is located in South Korea.

Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. Seoul has a population of 9.7 million people, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area with the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. Seoul was the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. In 2017, the cost of living in Seoul was ranked the 6th highest globally. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1397 and 2000, Seoul was the birth place of 247 globally memorable people, including Sejong the Great, Yi Sun-sin, and Seonjo of Joseon. Additionaly, 40 globally memorable people have passed away in Seoul including Sejong the Great, Park Chung-hee, and Kim Dae-jung.

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Most individuals born in present day Seoul were actors (116), singers (41), politicians (19), soccer players (19), and musicians (7),  while most who died were politicians (24), businesspeople (4), actors (3), soccer players (2), and writers (2).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Seoul, including Lee Min-ho, Lee Young-ae, and Park Chanyeol. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Seoul, including Lee Min-ho, Lee Young-ae, and Park Chanyeol.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 16 globally memorable people born in Seoul since 1700.