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South Korea

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South Korea ranks 400th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Podgorica, Cork (city), and İzmir. Memorable people born in South Korea include Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, Shin Min-a, and Lee Sun-kyun. Memorable people who died in South Korea include Kim Ki-young. South Korea has been the birth place of many actors and soccer players and the death place of many film directors. South Korea is located in South Korea.

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), Korea Republic, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 58 BC and 1992, South Korea was the birth place of 29 globally memorable people, including Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, Shin Min-a, and Lee Sun-kyun. Additionaly, 1 globally memorable people have passed away in South Korea including Kim Ki-young.

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People Deceased in South Korea

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Most individuals born in present day South Korea were actors (13), soccer players (6), singers (3), athletes (3), and politicians (2),  while most who died were film directors (1).

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

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in South Korea since 1700.