Cultural Production in

Present Day

Seoul (kor)

South Korea

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

Seoul, officially known as the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. According to the 2020 census, Seoul has a population of 9.9 million people, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area with the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. Considered to be a global city and rated as an Alpha – City by Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC), Seoul was the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1397 and 2001, Seoul was the birth place of 298 globally memorable people, including Sejong the Great, Sejo of Joseon, and Yi Sun-sin. Additionaly, 42 globally memorable people have passed away in Seoul including Sejong the Great, Kim Dae-jung, and Roh Tae-woo.

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Most individuals born in present day Seoul were actors (150), singers (50), soccer players (20), politicians (16), and musicians (12),  while most who died were politicians (23), actors (5), businesspeople (4), religious figures (3), and soccer players (2).

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

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 15 globally memorable people born in Seoul since 1700.