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Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Korean: 문선명, Chinese: 文鮮明
Also Known As: "文龍明"
Birthplace: Sangsa-ri, Deogun-myon, Jeongju-gun, North Pyongan, North Korea (Korea, Democratic People's Republic of)
Death: September 02, 2012 (92)
Gapyeong, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi, South Korea (Korea, Republic of) (Complications of pneumonia)
Immediate Family:

Son of Kyung-eu Moon and Kyung-gye Kim
Husband of Hak Ja Han
Ex-husband of Sun Gil Choi and Myung Hee Kim
Father of Yejin Moon; Hyo Jin Moon; Hae Jin Moon; In Jin Moon; Heung Jin Moon and 11 others
Brother of Yong-soo Moon and N.N. Moon

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About Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Korean 문선명; born Mun Yong-myeong; 25 February 1920 – 3 September 2012) was a Korean religious leader best known as the founder of the Unification Church, and for his claim that he was a messiah. He was also known as a media mogul and an anti-communist activist.

Moon was born Mun Yong-myeong on 25 February 1920, in modern-day Sangsa-ri (上思里), Deogun-myon, Jeongju-gun, North P'yŏng'an Province, at a time when Korea was under Japanese rule (today it lies in North Korea). When he was around 10 years old, his family converted from Confucianism to Christianity, and joined the Presbyterian Church.

In November 1943, Moon married Sun Kil Choi, and they had a son named, Sung Jin Moon (born 1946). Moon and Choi divorced in 1953.

Moon married his second wife, Hak Ja Han, on 11 April 1960. Han gave birth to 14 children; her second daughter died in infancy.

Moon died on the morning of 3 September 2012 (1:54 am KST), at the age of 92, after suffering multiple organ failure.

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Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Timeline

February 25, 1920
Sangsa-ri, Deogun-myon, Jeongju-gun, North Pyongan, North Korea (Korea, Democratic People's Republic of)
March 1, 1946
August 17, 1955
December 11, 1960
December 3, 1962
July 27, 1964
July 18, 1965
October 23, 1966