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South Korea

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South Korea ranks 444th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Cali, Palo Alto, California, and Dessau. Memorable people born in South Korea include Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, Song Si-yeol, and Ma Dong-seok. South Korea has been the birth place of many actors and soccer players. South Korea is located in South Korea.

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, and sharing a land border with North Korea. 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 58 BC and 1992, South Korea was the birth place of 24 globally memorable people, including Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, Song Si-yeol, and Ma Dong-seok.

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Most individuals born in present day South Korea were actors (11), soccer players (6), politicians (2), singers (2), and athletes (2),  while most who died were .

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in South Korea, including Ma Dong-seok, Soo Ae, and Lee Min-jung. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day South Korea, including Ma Dong-seok, Soo Ae, and Lee Min-jung.